Court date rescheduled for 18-wheeler driver accused of killing pedestrian

Court date rescheduled for 18-wheeler driver accused of killing pedestrian

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The court date has been rescheduled for the man charged with killing a pedestrian with an 18-wheeler and leaving the scene.

Billie Saffold, 54, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

The 18-wheeler hit an older woman at the intersection. She later died from her injuries.

Witnesses said the woman was crossing through traffic and not using the crosswalk. They said the truck hit the woman after the red light changed.

Memphis Police Department said a witness followed the driver to a warehouse and told him that he hit someone at Kirby Parkway and Winchester Road.

Witnesses said the man denied hitting anyone and refused to return to the scene. Police officers were eventually able to get his license's plate number and track him down.

Safford is scheduled to appear in court next month.

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