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Bartlett woman indicted in alcohol-related fatal crash

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Terri Hollingsworth

A Bartlett woman has been indicted on multiple charges in an alcohol-involved hit-and-run crash in which a pedestrian was struck and killed along New Covington Pike two years ago. Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich announced the indictment on Sept. 28.

Terri Hollingsworth, 48, faces charges that include vehicular homicide involving intoxication (a Class B felony), leaving the scene of an accident involving death (a Class E felony), reckless aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (automobile), leaving the scene of an accident involving personal injury, and driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana.

If found guilty of a Class B felony, Hollingsworth may be sentenced to between eight and 30 years in prison and be assessed a fine of up to $25,000. Conviction on a Class E felony could earn her one to six years in prison and a fine of up to $3,000. The rest of the charges are various levels of misdemeanors.

She is accused of striking and killing 51-year-old Thomas Bosi, whose body was found in the grass in the 3800 block of New Covington Pike just north of Covington Pike. His body was not found until almost seven hours later.

Investigators said Hollingsworth did not stop and that a short time later, around 11 p.m. on Oct. 12, 2015, the Chevrolet Tahoe she was driving rear-ended another vehicle at Singleton Parkway at Bolen Huse Road, injuring the driver.

Hollingsworth did not stop until a witness saw her traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of Singleton Parkway. The witness made a U-turn, blocked off her Tahoe, grabbed Hollingsworth’s keys, and turned off the vehicle, which had a flat front tire and heavy damage to the front.

The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Sam Winnig of the DA’s DUI Prosecution Unit, whose members work with local law enforcement seeking to reduce the number of DUI-related fatalities and injuries. Task force prosecutors also conduct training sessions to update law enforcement officers on changes in traffic and DUI laws.

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