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Woman killed in apparent hit-and-run crash at the intersection of Harding Place and Jonquil Drive

Nashville, TN – According to the police officials, detectives are working to identify the hit and run driver involved in Sunday’s 12:30 a.m. two-vehicle collision that claimed the life of Maria Velasquez-Vaquiz, 62, of Nashville.

The preliminary investigation shows that Velasquez-Vaquiz was the front seat passenger in a Honda Pilot, driven by Manuel Sagado, 66.

Sagado was attempting to turn left onto Jonquil Drive from Harding Place when the Honda was struck by a silver BMW sedan traveling east on Harding Place.

The collision caused the Honda to roll into a ditch. Velasquez-Vaquiz, of Nashville, was transported to Southern Hills Medical Center where she died.

Sagado was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the BMW fled the scene.

Anyone with information about the hit and run driver is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.