Hit-and-run victim dies weeks later; police search for driver

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 12:58pm
Staff reports

The 68-year-old victim struck by a hit-and-run driver Saturday, June 9, died from his injuries Monday.

James Houchin was hit as he crossed State Route 45 at Delaware Avenue around 9:50 that night. The driver of what police believe may be a white Chevrolet Impala, or a similar car, didn’t stop after the westbound vehicle hit Houchin.

According to police, witnesses said the front end of the car was damaged in the collision and one of the headlights was broken.

Police ask anyone with information about the hit-and-run vehicle or its driver to call crash investigators at 862-7738 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.