Friends walk in memory of man dragged 2 miles in fatal accident

Posted By Kinnard, Clayton & Beveridge || Mar 23, 2011

Nashville Metro Police say that a young man from Nashville was intentionally chased down and hit by an SUV following a fight at a nightclub on Saturday night. Tragically, the 23-year-old was apparently dragged for more than two miles after the fatal accident.

According to reports, the young man and another man got into a fight at the Bucanas Club near Nolensville Road in south Nashville. Apparently, the victim had seen the other man dancing with his ex-girlfriend. After the argument, the two men were asked to leave the nightclub. As the victim walked to a nearby gas station, the other man chased him in his SUV.

After the victim was struck by the vehicle, he became pinned beneath it and was dragged for more than two miles. The driver then fled the scene, but was apprehended shortly after the fatal accident.

The victim was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, but he was pronounced dead.

Wrongful death prompts friends to hold walk in remembrance

After the shocking tragedy, the young victim's friends held a walk on Sunday to remember his life and the circumstances of his wrongful death. The walk to remember the young man began at Club Bucanas and ended at the scene of the fatal accident.

The group told reporters that the event was a time both to honor their friend and to vent about the circumstances of the tragedy -- a death caused by the intentional act of another.

All they ask, the friends said, is for the suspect to show remorse.

The young man leaves behind a girlfriend, who is pregnant with the couple's first child.

The suspect in the fatal hit-and-run was arrested shortly after the ordeal and taken to General Hospital with minor injuries. He is currently being held in Metro Jail without bond.

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