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December 11, 2013

Crash kills teenage girl; police seek help in identifying hit-run driver

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The Clarksville Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of a fatal vehicle collision.

A 2008 Ford Explorer was stolen in the area of Lafayette Road. from an unknown location on December 10 at around 10:30 p.m.  The  Explorer was occupied by two suspects, one black female with long straight hair (front passenger), and another unknown subject.  The  Explorer was driven at a high rate of speed south on Kelsey Drive, where it collided with a 2003 Buick Regal that was backing from a private drive.  The Regal was operated by Tyjuan Northington, 24, who was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical condition. A juvenile passenger was taken to Gateway Medical Center and a passenger, Danielle Hutchinson, 19, died of injuries sustained in the collision.

Both occupants of the Explorer were unrestrained and believed to be in late teens to early twenties; they will have sustained injuries from the collision.  Both subjects were last seen running south on Kelsey Drive. No other descriptions were available.

If anyone has any information regarding this collision, please contact the Crime Stoppers TIPS hotline at 931-645-TIPS (8477).



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