Man charged in deadly hit-and-run involving 18-wheeler due in court

by: Shelby Sansone Updated:

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis Police have arrested Billie Saffold in connection with the fatal crash at Kirby Pkwy and Winchester.

Saffold is due in court Monday morning. 

According to a witness at the scene, the victim was walking beside his car along the side of the tractor trailer.

When the light turned green she walked in front of the 18 wheeler and was run over by the truck which continued driving.


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“Normally, it’s a lot of traffic and sometimes it gets congested but we have to be aware of the traffic laws,” said Rickey Hill, a driver.  

Another person who witnessed the accident followed Saffold to a warehouse and told him he hit someone.

The witness told police Saffold refused to return to the scene.

Saffold has since been charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving death and failure to render aid.

The pedestrian has not been identified at this time and no next of kin has been notified.

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