Monroe County man charged in deadly hit-and-run pedestrian crash

Greg Pettitt (source: Monroe County Jail)

MADISONVILLE (WATE) – A Monroe County man was arrested Sunday after police say he hit a woman with his car and drove off. The woman later died.

Greg Pettitt is charged with reckless vehicular homicide and failure to provide information and render aid.

The Madisonville Police Department says they were called to a crash involving a pedestrian on Isbill Road around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Officers found Karen Best, of Madisonville, had been hit by a vehicle witnesses described as a dark-colored Toyota Camry. The person responsible had driven off.

Best was later pronounced dead at UT Medical Center.

Officers were able to locate the vehicle on Sunday. During interviews, officers say they learned Pettitt hit Best with his vehicle and returned home. There were also reports that he was driving recklessly prior to the accident.

Pettitt is being held at the Monroe County Jail.

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