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Teen dragged, killed while walking across street

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SOUTH MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Memphis Police are investigating the death of a teenager after he was walking across the street, hit by a vehicle, and apparently dragged several feet.

Police are also searching for 1999, 2000, or 2001 gold SUV extended with heavy tinted windows and white writing on the back window.

The traffic accident took place at around 9:25 p.m. Sunday evening on South Perkins Street near Mallory Road in South Memphis.

The victim, later identified as 15-year-old Tyler Johnson, was taken to The MED in extremely critical condition, where he later died from his injuries.

According to an initial investigation by police, Tyler was walking westbound to eastbound across South Perkins when he was struck by the front of the unknown hit-and-run vehicle. He was struck as he entered the continuous turn lane on the roadway, police said.

It appeared the teen was dragged several feet before coming to rest in the intersection of South Perkins and Mallory Road.

If you have any information that could help police you are urged to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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