Vigil Held For Woman Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash In Bordeaux

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Vigil Held For Woman Killed In Hit-And-Run Crash In Bordeaux

CREATED Jun 6, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Family and friends of a 51-year-old woman who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the Bordeaux area late Monday night came together to celebrate her life.

They gathered for a vigil just feet from where Mary Katherine Frazier was killed.

Officials with Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said Frazier was attempting to cross Clarksville Pike near Buena Vista Pike just before 11 p.m. Monday when she was struck by a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck traveling north.

Frazier died at the scene. She lived nearby on Hydes Ferry Road.

Mary Frazier's friends and family said they were still trying to comprehend the tragic news.

"She was on her way home -- they just struck her and left her there to die,” said Frazier’s niece Lisa Bostic.

Kat, as most of her friends knew her, lived and worked close to the intersection where she was hit. Her family said she was visiting friends Monday night and was walking home when she was struck.

Police said she was trying to cross the roadway outside of a crosswalk. The nearest one was approximately 200 feet from where she was hit.

The driver of the truck fled the scene, but police said the impact caused the truck's radiator to burst. They followed the trail of coolant to a home on Hydes Ferry Road, where they found the truck with obvious damage and one of the victim's shoes underneath it.

Police questioned the owner of the pickup truck, Fred Edwards, 76, and said he remains a person of interest in the investigation. Edwards denied being involved in a crash and told officers that someone must have stolen the truck from his driveway and then returned it. No charges have been filed.

The truck remains impounded.

No criminal charges have been placed at present, but police continued to investigate.

Anyone with information on the accident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.