KCSO: Suspect identified in fatal hit-and-run

If you have information about the crash, call the Knox County Sheriff's Office at 865-215-2243.

UPDATE: A suspect has been identified and charges are pending against a driver in the hit-and-run killing of a pedestrian last week on Norris Freeway, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities are not releasing the suspect's name, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Helpful tips from the public helped identify the vehicle that hit Ronnie Brad White, 48, of Knoxville.

"An investigation led by KCSO's Traffic Division and Major Crimes Unit revealed the suspect. Charges are pending, and the suspect's name is being withheld as the investigation continues," a release from the Sheriff's Office states.

White was heading north about 2 p.m. Nov. 9 on the northbound side of Norris Freeway at Archibald Way when he was hit. The northbound four-door vehicle then fled, according to the Sheriff's Office.

White died at University of Tennessee Medical Center on Wednesday.

PREVIOUS STORY: The man struck by a hit-and-run driver the afternoon of Nov. 9 on Norris Freeway has died, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

On Thursday, KCSO identified Ronnie Brad White, 48, of Knoxville as the pedestrian struck. Authorities are searching for the person who hit White.

According to the Sheriff's Office, White was walking northbound about 2 p.m. Nov. 9 on the northbound side of Norris Freeway at Archibald Way when a silver four-door vehicle heading north on the freeway hit him.

The vehicle then fled, according to the Sheriff's Office.

A Rural/Metro ambulance took White to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he subsequently died.

If you have information about the crash, call the Sheriff's Office at 865-215-2243.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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