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MPD search for suspect in deadly 2006 hit-and-run

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

Kevin V. Williamson is a name you may not remember and is a person you probably never meet.

In June of 2006 someone driving a van hit Williamson at an intersection in the Frayser community and drove off. He died and the driver was never caught.

No markers, faded stuffed animals, or dried up flowers to remind you that in the 2900 block of Signal, Williamson lost his life.

Police say the 31-year-old was walking on the sidewalk June 7, 2006.

It was the last time he'd ever walk alive again.

"Kevin Williamson was struck and critically injured by a vehicle that left the scene," said Memphis Police Maj. Tracy Gossett. "That vehicle was described as a late '80s, early '90s dark blue in color. Dodge Caravan with unknown Tennessee tags.  The driver was a male in his late teens, early 20s with dreadlocks hair style."

The Dodge Caravan had another distinguishing feature.  Both tires on the right were flat. The driver was riding on the rims when he fled the scene.

As for Mr. Williamson, out for a walk on a warm sunny mid-afternoon, he had to be rushed to The MED where died from his injuries three weeks later.

"We always have hope that the vehicle may still be around and somebody may have information through talking to family members or friends of someone involved in an accident who didn't stay around," Maj. Gossett said.

There is not much in police records about Williamson, who he was, did he have a family, was he on his way to work, or just enjoying a Friday afternoon stroll.

If you have information about the driver of that Caravan with two flat tires on the right side you are asked to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

The right tip could lead to a cash reward.

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