38-year-old found dead off Highway 51 in Atoka - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

38-year-old found dead off Highway 51 in Atoka

Stephen McNair (Source: Atoka Police Department) Stephen McNair (Source: Atoka Police Department)
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ATOKA, TN (WMC) -

The body of a 38-year-old man was found in an Atoka median Wednesday morning.

Atoka Police Department said it found Stephen McNair's body at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday on a Highway 51 median.

Investigators believe a car crashed into and killed McNair.

"That's horrible, I can't imagine. I feel sorry for the family and the person who hit them,” Angela Cassidy said.

Police would not say if speed or alcohol played a role in the fatal crash.

Drivers said the section of Highway 51 where McNair was found is not lit very well. However, those same drivers said that is not an excuse.

"If you have your headlights and it's nighttime, you ought to see anything in the road in front of you," Bert Triplett said.

Nobody has been arrested, but Atoka Police Department Chief Jessie Poole said the department has developed a person of interest in the case.

Atoka Police Department, Munford Police Department, Tipton County Sheriff's Office, and Shelby County Sheriff's Offices are investigating this case. 

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