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UPDATE: A 49-year-old woman turned herself in this week following Saturday's deadly hit and run.

Police said the Chattanooga Police Traffic Division identified Sarah Barrett as the driver responsible for hitting and killing 55-year-old Paul Thompson with a car on Shallowford Road over the weekend. 

Thompson had been pronounced dead on the scene.

A release from her lawyer stated Barrett thought she had initially struck a deer and had turned her vehicle over to authorities immediately upon their request Monday.

Barrett later turned herself in to Silverdale Detention Center on warrants obtained by investigators.

Read the full release from Barrett's lawyer:


PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga Police say a man is dead after a hit and run Saturday afternoon.

It happened on Shallowford Road, near Jersey Pike, around 12:30PM.

CPD says officers responded to a call about a man lying on the side of the road. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigators found car parts around the victim and determined he was hit by a vehicle.

Chattanooga Police ask anyone with information call 423-698-2525 or submit a tip via the Atlas One App. You can remain anonymous.