Tennessee Driver Arrested After Killing Child, Leaving Scene
CHATTANOOGA, TN. – As reported online at wdef.com, a Tennessee driver was arrested January 7 after hitting and killing a child with his vehicle, then leaving the scene. The crash occurred in a parking lot in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but the events leading up to the collision are not entirely clear.*
At approximately 11 a.m. on January 7, a vehicle was pulling out a Kanku’s parking lot or Shell Gas Station parking lot on the corner of Wilcox Boulevard and Tunnel Boulevard in Chattanooga. The vehicle then somehow struck a 2-year-old child. It is not clear how the child came to be near the vehicle. The child might have been in the parking lot or on the sidewalk near the parking lot. Reports did not indicate whether an adult was with the child.
The 2-year-old child died at the scene, and the driver left. The child’s name has not been released. Police in Chattanooga immediately started looking for the missing driver. Officers said the driver called police from a nearby location to say he might have hit something. He has been identified as 36-year-old Anwoiane Calloway (city not reported).
During preliminary investigation, police determined Calloway did not have auto insurance and had a suspended driver’s license. He was arrested and has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident with death, failing to render aid, driving without insurance, and driving with a suspended license.
The Chattanooga Police Department and local prosecutors are still investigating the collision and have not released additional details to the public at this time.
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