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Authorities investigating deadly crash in Williamson County

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UPDATED STORY AUGUST 04, 2017 4:20 P.M.

PITTSBURG -- Williamson County Coroner Junior Burke has identified the victim of the hit-and-run crash in Pittsburg Thursday night.

Asia Ellison-Flemmings, 34, of Marion was pronounced dead at 10:02 p.m. from injuries she sustained after being struck by a vehicle.

The accident was reported to police around 9:15 p.m. on Pittsburg Road just south of Gabby Road.

An autopsy is scheduled to be conducted Saturday.

The incident is under investigation.

In light Ellison-Flemming's death, her parents and brother have set up a GoFundMe page to cover funeral costs. If you would like to donate, click here.

ORIGINAL STORY

PITTSBURG -- One person is dead after being hit by a car in Williamson County. It happened Thursday night on Pittsburg Blacktop, south of Gabby Road. A caller reported she thought she saw someone get hit by a car.

Sheriff's deputies say a female was found in the high grass between the road and a cornfield and was pronounced dead on the scene. The father of the driver told police his son called him after hitting a deer on his way to work.

Police have interviewed the driver and are still investigating.

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