Teen Killed in Southeast Memphis Hit and Run

Teen Killed in Southeast Memphis Hit and Run

Memphis police are searching for the driver who hit and killed a 15-year-old boy Sunday night.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Memphis police are searching for the driver who hit and killed a 15-year-old boy Sunday night.

The incident occurred just before 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, near E Mallory Ave on S Perkins Rd. Investigators say 15-year-old Tyler Johnson was crossing the street when an unknown vehicle hit him in the turn lane, dragged him several feet, then drove off.

Johnson was transported to The MED in extremely critical condition and died a short time later.

The vehicle is described as a late model gold SUV with dark tinted windows and white writing across the rear window.

Anyone with information on this deadly hit and run should call CrimeStoppers at (901) 528-CASH (2274). You can also submit your tip at 528cash.org, or text the word AWARD to 274637 (CRIMES). You will remain anonymous, and you could be eligible to receive a cash reward.

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