DOD: November 21, 2016
How he Was Lost
Alvaro Bartlett, of Elm Hill Pike, was killed just before 2 p.m. on November 21, 2016 when he was struck by a hit and run driver on I-40 West near Briley Parkway. Prior to the fatal crash, Bartlett, 20, was a passenger in his mother’s westbound 2003 Ford Focus. Letta Thomas, 36, reported that she thought she heard something fall off her car, and pulled over onto the shoulder. Bartlett then apparently got out of the vehicle and walked onto the interstate, presumably to retrieve what may have fallen off the car, when he was struck by a yellow pickup truck with grey primer spots. The driver of the pickup did not stop and continued west on I-40. Bartlett was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.