Kentucky State Police are working in conjunction with Nashville authorities in investigating the death of a Tennessee man shortly after his involvement in a hit and run collision in McCracken County today.
Kentucky State Police were notified by the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office that a hit and run took place on I-24, near the 15 mile marker sometime around noon.
State Police say shortly after being notified to keep an eye out for a Mercedes, state troopers located the vehicle parked on the eastbound shoulder, near the 23 mile marker, with Gilbert Pearshall found dead behind the wheels from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Upon further investigation of Pearshall’s vehicle, state police say troopers discovered items that linked him to a murder that took place this morning in Nashville.
State Police say Pearsall was suspected of killing his estranged wife, Vickie Pearshall after she was found dead at a dental office where she worked around 7 a.m. in the Green Hills area of Nashville.
Kentucky State Police say they are investigating Gilbert Pearsall’s death as a suicide and will continue to work closely with the Metro Nashville Police with their murder investigation.