Teen hit by car while changing tire dies
SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) – A 13-year-old boy who was trying to change a flat tire alongside Interstate 24 in Smyrna has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Miller says Clifton Braunwalder of Lascassas died and his mother, Sondra Braunwalder, was injured and taken to a local hospital.
Miller told media that the boy and his mother were beside their car Thursday in the emergency lane with their hazard lights on when another vehicle hit both of them and then drove away from the scene.
Police said a witness to the accident followed the other vehicle to a business in Davidson County and called officers, who charged 33-year-old Tina L. Wilson with leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether Wilson has an attorney.