• Suspect arrested after hit-and-run kills Mid-South father

    By: Courtney Mickens


    MUNFORD, Tenn. - UPDATE (8 PM) Munford Police have made an arrest in connection with the fatal hit-and-run Tuesday morning. 

    Police announced on their Facebook page that the suspect was arrested after a father was hit and killed by a pick-up truck on Tipton Road and Highway 51. 

    Police identified him as Shane Rencarge, 38, of Brighton.  

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    Even with a man behind bars, the man's sons are not at peace.

    Investigators told FOX13 Tommy Vermillion, 54, died after a Chevy Silverado 4-door pick-up truck hit him at the intersection of Tipton Rd. and Highway 51.

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    Motorcycle scraps from Highway 51, pictures and a lifetime of memories are all Tucker and Chris Vermillion have to remember their father. 

    “You always hear people whose loved ones get taken away,” Chris Vermilion said. “Yeah, it’s sad, but you kind of – in the back of your mind – you’re always like well luckily you know that will never happen to my family. ‘Til it does happen.”

    Their dad was killed after a hit-and-run accident Tuesday at 5 a.m. while he was on his way to work. 

    “First is the grief, and then the anger steps in,” Tucker Vermillion said. “We will literally do anything to find these people.”  

    Riding motorcycles was a family activity for the Vermillions. Tommy Vermillion had been riding motorcycles his entire life. 

    “He was always happiest when he was on his bike,” Chris Vermillion said.

    Neighbors and friends have been bringing the Vermillions cards and food to comfort the family. 

    Chris and Tucker are still trying to process the loss, but they have a message for the person who took their father’s life. 

    “You have your family, and we don’t,” Tucker Vermillion said. “You still get to go home to your family members, and you get to hug them and you get to give them kisses and talk to them when something is wrong and we lost that. We don’t have that person to speak to anymore.” 

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