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

Nashville, TN РAccording 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.