JCPD searching for driver wanted in fatal hit-and-run investigation

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL)- Officials with the Johnson City Police Department are asking for the public’s help to identify a driver wanted in a fatal hit-and-run crash.

Investigators said the driver of a vehicle hit a pedestrian near the intersection of E. Main Street and Bert Street back on February 9th around 9 p.m.

After the suspect hit the victim, they reportedly left the scene traveling south on Bert Street.

Authorities identified the victim as 46-year-old Brenda K. Maynor.

Maynor was taken to the Johnson City Medical Center where she later died.

Investigators have identified the vehicle driven by the suspect as possibly a 2003 to 2010 Nissan Quest van, gray in color. 

The suspect vehicle is believed to have stock wheels and a stock roof rack without running boards. 

Authorities said the suspect vehicle could possibly have suffered damage to the front bumper, hood, and/or to the windshield during the crash.

Investigators also said in a news release Friday they are looking to speak with the black male driver and white male passenger of an early to mid-90’s model white over tan four-door Lexus sedan. 

That vehicle is described as having several dents and being in poor condition.

Authorities said “the occupants of this vehicle were observed on several occasions driving through the area after the incident and investigators are hopeful they may have information that would be pertinent to the investigation.” 

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact the Johnson City Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at (423)434-6166 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 434-6158. To send a confidential tip, text 423JCPD and your tip to 847411 (TIP411) or send a tip to www.citizenobserver.com. 

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