48-year-old scooter rider killed in crash with stolen car in Antioch

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ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 48-year-old scooter rider was killed in a crash with a stolen car Wednesday night in Antioch.

It happened around 9:10 p.m. at the intersection of Mt. View Road and Baby Ruth Lane.

According to a release, Vernon Knight was riding his scooter east on Mt. View Road and was in the turn lane to proceed onto Baby Ruth Lane when a stolen 2017 gray Dodge Charger entered the turn lane, hitting the scooter.

Knight, who lived on Baby Ruth Lane, died at the scene.

Police said two young black men fled from the crashed car on foot before their arrival. Witnesses said just before the crash, the car was passing other vehicles across the double yellow line and into oncoming traffic.

Police said the car, a rental stolen from the Nashville International Airport, is being processed for evidence.

One of the suspects was last seen wearing a white shirt and dark shorts. The other was wearing a black shirt with dark shorts. Police said one of the men may have a leg injury.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME.