Jackson police make arrest in hit-and-run that critically injured woman

JACKSON, Tenn. — Police have made an arrested in a recent hit-and-run that left a woman critically injured.

Natasha Washburn

Natasha Washburn, 36, of Jackson was arrested Thursday in connection with the April 8 hit-and-run on Old Hickory Boulevard, according to a release from the Jackson Police Department.

Police responded around 12:30 a.m. April 8 to a report of a pedestrian who had been struck.

Officers found a 28-year-old Jackson woman lying partially in the roadway of Old Hickory Cove and Old Hickory Boulevard, according to the release. She was transported to a local hospital and then flown to Memphis due to the severity of her injuries.

Investigators developed Washburn as a suspect and later found her vehicle, a white SUV, which had consistent damage, according to the release.

Police say their investigation determined Washburn was driving eastbound on Old Hickory Boulevard when she left the roadway and struck the woman as she was walking east on the sidewalk area.

Washburn is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving uninsured, failure to maintain lane of travel, duty to give information and render aid.

She is being held at the Madison County Jail and is scheduled to be formally arraigned at 8 a.m. Monday in Jackson City Court.

The woman who was struck remains in critical condition in a Memphis hospital, the release states.