The police department’s Traffic Unit is leading the investigation into the death of Livia Rose Smith, 32, who was found this morning lying on the roadway in the 2600 block of Barclay Drive, approximately one block from her East Nashville home.
A motorist found Smith at 5:10 a.m. She suffered a head injury and abrasions to her knees and hands. At this point in the investigation, it has not been determined why Smith was in the roadway. It is possible that she was struck by a hit and run vehicle.
Officers are continuing in their efforts to account for Smith’s whereabouts during the night. They have learned that she left an East Nashville bar by cab early today.
Anyone with information regarding Smith’s death is urged to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 862-8600.