Tennessee Highway Patrol identifies driver in fatal hit and run

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified the driver they say was involved in a deadly Lincoln County crash.

Posted: Feb 1, 2019 11:00 AM
Updated: Feb 1, 2019 2:50 PM

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified the driver they say was involved in a deadly Lincoln County crash.

Tullahoma, Tenn., resident Zachary A. Collins, 25, was the driver and the case will be presented to a grand jury, said Christopher Dye, department spokesperson.

Early Tuesday morning, the patrol says Elbrus Bokiev, 67, of Mulberry, Tenn., was struck by a vehicle on Lynchburg Highway near Louse Creek Road in Lincoln County. His body was discovered about 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Earlier, the patrol was looking for the driver, who they said fled the scene, and a damaged vehicle.

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