East Ridge Police Say Tommie Eugene Harris Was Hit-And-Run Driver In Wreck That Cost Motorcyclist His Leg

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

East Ridge Police say Tommie Eugene Harris was the driver of a pickup truck in a New Year's Eve crash that caused a motorcyclist to lose his leg.

Police said Harris was interviewed on Tuesday and he confessed to being the driver of the hit and run vehicle. Charges are pending.

Police had been looking for a red pickup truck. Officers recovered from the scene a Ford front plate with a United States Marine Corps plate frame.

Jeffrey Stiner was riding his motorcycle in the 6400 block of Ringgold Road around 9 p.m. when a truck failed to stop and ran into him.

The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene as Mr. Stiner lay on the roadway with a serious leg injury.

Police said the red truck fled the area through the parking lot of McDonald's, south on N. Smith Street, and then west on Ringgold Road. The truck was reported as having gone north on McBrien Road and also possibly Spring Creek. The vehicle had/has front end damage and also a lowered/ possibly hanging passenger side headlight. 

At the hospital, medical staff told Mr. Stiner the leg could not be saved.


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