Traffic investigators at the Metro Nashville Police Department are trying to identify the cab driver they believe picked up 32-year-old Livia Rose Smith outside of an East Nashville bar early Wednesday morning.
Police have said that Smith was found lying in the road on the 2600 block of Barclay Drive at 5:10 a.m. Wednesday and that she may have been the victim of a hit and run, a prospect police say is supported by autopsy results released Thursday.
Smith suffered a head injury and abrasions to her knees and hands, but police have not determined why she was in the roadway.
Police say the cab driver drove a yellow van. The driver is wanted for questioning regarding information about Smith’s whereabouts during the Wednesday morning hours of Wednesday.
Police urge anyone with information regarding Smith’s death or the identity of the cabbie to call the Emergency Communications Center at 862-8600.