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Local police investigate fatal hit and run

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(WMC-TV) - Local police are investigating a fatal hit and run in Memphis.

On Friday April 18, investigators say a silver SUV was stopped in the parking lot at 1295 Jefferson Avenue, with the pedestrian victim leaning into the driver's side window. The vehicle rapidly accelerated, swerving back and forth in an attempt to dislodge the victim.

After being dragged, the victim fell to the street and was run over. The suspect fled the scene headed east on Jefferson Avenue.

The victim was transported to Regional One Medical Center and pronounced dead.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a newer model, silver four door, compact SUV or van. Police say the driver of the vehicle is described as a white male with blond hair, and is approximately 40-50 years old.

This is an ongoing investigation, no arrest has been made at this time. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 901-528-2274.

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