MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man died after being hit by an Infiniti in South Memphis, Memphis Police say.
The pedestrian, identified as 44-year-old Melvin Wilson, was struck while on Elvis Presley Boulevard and Norris Road. MPD says the person responsible was driving a black Infiniti with drive-out tags.
Wilson’s mother, Lucille Wilson-Davis, is now pleading for answers. “He had just left the house 15 minutes ago. He said ‘Mom, pops, I’m finna go to the store. I’ll be right back.'”
Those were the last words her son said to her. “About 15 minutes later, someone came beating on my door saying, ‘Your son just got hit.'”
Lucille says Melvin was dragged several feet. “When I got there, they were pushing me back and I didn’t want to stay back. I said, ‘Let me go.’ They let me go, and when they did, I looked down [crying]. They were trying to save my son.”
Melvin was taken to the hospital, but he did not survive. The suspect fled the scene.
This comes as no surprise to people living in the area. “They be speeding up and down this street every day, every morning, every night. Then they be doing donuts down there. It’s horrible,” said W.H. Harris.
Lucille is begging for someone to come forward– not just for her but for her grandson who now has to grow up without a father. “So, please if anybody out there seen anything or know anything– if you have a heart, please, I’m begging. I’m pleading. That’s my only son. Please help me.”
Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.