Talbott man charged in hit and run

Morristown traffic crash investigators have charged a Talbott man in connection with Saturday night’s hit and run crash involving a pedestrian on East Morris Boulevard.

Around 9:30 p.m. Saturday night a pedestrian was crossing East Morris Boulevard near Terrace Lane when he was struck by an eastbound Chevrolet Silverado 1500 truck. The driver then fled the scene in the vehicle. The victim was transported to UT Medical Center with broken bones and other injuries.

Today, Ricky Perry, 57, turned himself in to police. He has been charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Injury and Failure to Immediately Report an Accident.

Perry was transported to the Hamblen County Jail with a $25,000 bond.