EPD investigating hit and run at Elizabethton Walmart

Published 10:12 am Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Elizabethton Police Department is currently looking an individual involved in a hit and run against a pedestrian at the Elizabethton Walmart this past Friday.

Patrol Officer David Johnson responded to the call around 5:30 p.m. on Friday. On the scene, Johnson spoke with Barbara Blevins, who told Johnson that as her and her son were leaving Walmart a red Dodge pickup truck struck her son. Blevins said that the driver of the truck did stop and ask if Blevins’ son was ok.

Johnson viewed Walmart surveillance which showed the truck striking Blevins’ son. The truck then parked for roughly three minutes before picking up a female passenger and leaving.

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The truck’s license plate, which appeared to be dealer tags, was visible in the video footage and a possible plate number was ran but no information was retrieved.

Blevins described the driver of the truck as a skinny older male with brown hair.

According to Johnson’s report, Blevins’ son didn’t have any noticeable severe injuries but did have red marks on his knees from hitting the pavement.

Elizabethton Police Chief Jason Shaw said the incident is still being investigated.