A pedestrian was airlifted and law enforcement officials continue to look for a hit-and-run driver following an incident Monday on Myers Cove Road in the Fairview community.
According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Michael Brandon Moore, 35, was walking on Myers Cove Road near Byars Road at approximately 4:15 p.m. and was in front of Smyrna Cemetery.
Moore was reportedly struck by a dark-colored sedan. The car left the scene after striking the victim, who was airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga.
Moore has since been released from the hospital.
“His injuries aren’t as severe as we were originally thinking,” said state trooper Ben Cannon. “He was still lying on the roadway when we arrived. He had some of his clothes torn off and a severe case of road rash.”
Trooper Cannon said the victim has not exactly been cooperating with officers.
“It doesn’t appear that he wants to share any information,” said Cannon. “I don’t know exactly what was going on, but he’s not being what you would call cooperative.”
Cannon said Moore’s torn clothing has been sent to the TBI crime lab to be tested to see if a match can be determined from paint residue.
“Based on his injuries, the car was not going that fast,” said Cannon. “Even though he’s not helping, we’re still treating this as an active hit-and-run investigation.”
With information, call the Highway Patrol Cookeville District at (423) 954-2130, ext. 2, attention trooper Cannon.