NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A driver was charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication in a hit-and-run that left a man from India dead.
The crash happened at 8:45 p.m. on Elm Hill Pike near the Nashville airport.
Metro police say Huzefa Bakie, 40, and two coworkers traveled to the United States to attended a training program sponsored by their employer.
The coworkers were staying at an Elm Hill Pike motel and were walking on the edge of the road to a restaurant on Donelson Pike when Bakie was hit by a 1997 red Ford pickup truck.
Bakie died at the scene, and the driver reportedly fled.
Metro police said the accused driver, identified as Ronnie William “Billy” Taylor, went to the South Precinct later in the evening and surrendered himself.
According to a press release, Taylor said he thought he hit a construction barrel but when he arrived home to his McCrory Creek Road apartment, it was clear he’d hit a person.
Police say Taylor showed signs of impairment and acknowledge regularly smoking marijuana.
He was charged with vehicular homicide by intoxication and leaving the scene of an accident involving death. He remains in the Metro jail on $107,000 bond.