Driver charged in fatal hit-and-run in Shelby County

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A driver is facing serious charges following a fatal hit-and-run in southeast Shelby County.

D'Angelo Walker was charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, reckless driving and disregarding a flashing signal, among other things.

According to deputies, Walker was traveling eastbound on Lowrance Road when he hit Jimmy Love.  The impact sent the man flying into the westbound lanes where he was hit again by a Mazda Tribune.

"We didn't see the entire incident, but for what we did see it was pretty dramatic," said Jessica Thomas, who lives in a house right in front of where it happened. She came outside and saw flashing lights and a man lying in the street.

"That I where he ended up, and there was one car that hit him that stopped at this pole and I guess the other person they fled the scene."

According to the Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Walker fled the scene but was later detained after a deputy saw him run a red light at Hacks Cross Road.

Authorities said they could smell marijuana inside the car.

Love was rushed to the Regional Medical Center in extremely critical condition, but later died from his injuries.

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