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THP still seeking info on deadly hit-and-run; photos of ‘vehicle of interest’ released

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is still seeking the public’s assistance with the investigation of a fatal hit-and-run crash, involving a pedestrian.

The crash occurred December 24th on State Route 131 (East Emory Road) at the Halls Branch of the Knox County Public Library. 

Troopers were dispatched to the area just after 7:15 pm.

Security video footage shows a vehicle of interest, described by the THP as possibly “a slate color[ed] 2011-2016 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck.  The vehicle appears to have stock aluminum wheels and will have front end damage.  You can see a still photo taken from that video on our website and on our Facebook page.

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If you have any information that will help investigators, please contact the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Knoxville District Regional Dispatch Center at (865) 544-3380, option 2, attention Sergeant Joe Walker, Criminal Investigation Division.

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The victim has been identified as 74-year-old Howard Mynatt, a longtime official for high school sporting events with the TSSAA.

About Jim Harris

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