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Driver accused of hitting child on skateboard, fleeing scene

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Jan Kevin Cooley (Photo from Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office) Jan Kevin Cooley (Photo from Rutherford Co. Sheriff's Office)
SMYRNA, TN (WSMV) -

A Murfreesboro man has been arrested after allegedly hitting a child with his car and then leaving the scene Sunday evening in Smyrna, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

Jan Kevin Cooley, 52, is charged with aggravated vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an injury crash, driving on a revoked driver's license and possession of drug paraphernalia.

THP says Cooley was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Monte Carlo on Polk Drive when he struck a 6-year-old boy who was on a skateboard at about 7:30 p.m.

Witnesses say Cooley stopped his car, got out and checked on the child and the damage to his car before driving away.

Cooley drove to the Chrisman Motel, where authorities arrested him without incident.

The child was transported to Saint Thomas-Rutherford Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

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