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Suspect charged in deadly Oak Ridge hit-and-run Tuesday morning

Christhian Ariel Ordonez-Alvarenza, 28 was charged Tuesday. The identity of the victim won’t be released until the next-of-kin has been notified.

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — UPDATE (Aug. 11, 2020 8:40 p.m.): Officials identified Christhian Ariel Ordonez-Alvarenza, 28, of Oak Ridge as a suspect in a deadly hit-and-run Tuesday morning. 

He was detained after the crash and charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving a death, driving while unlicensed, filing a false police report and tampering with evidence.

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The Oak Ridge Police Department is investigating a deadly hit-and-run involving a pedestrian on the 300-block of Oak Ridge Turnpike between Brussels Road and Bogola Road.

Officials said the call came in around 7 a.m. Tuesday.

ORPD later identified the victim as 48-year-old Donny McGhee from Knoxville.

Lane closures on Oak Ridge Turnpike lasted for hours before reopening around noon.

Officials said the investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information that may help investigators is asked to call ORPD at (865) 425-4399.