Police make arrest in fatal hit-and-run

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 at 2:11am
From staff report

Metro police Monday arrested a man in connection with the fatal accident on 10th Avenue North near Locklayer Street that killed 52-year-old Jackie Kaufman

Ricky McGlothen, 27, of Berkley Drive, was arrested at his home, according to police. He is charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident and driving on a suspended license, according to police.

Police say they are uncertain why Kaufman was lying in the middle of 10th Avenue North on April 15 when a passing motorist reported the driver of a white four-door Chevrolet Cavalier allegedly struck the downed man. Kaufman, of 30th Avenue North, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

A Chevrolet Cavalier that matched the description of the suspect vehicle was parked outside McGlothen’s residence, police said, adding McGlothen admitted he hit the victim, but fled after becoming scared.