Kentucky State Police Investigating Death of Tennessee Murder Suspect
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Calvert City - Kentucky State Police are investigating the death

of a Tennessee man shortly after his involvement in a hit and run

collision in McCracken County. The McCracken County Sheriff's Office

received a report of a hit and run on Interstate 24 near the 15 mile

marker at approximately 12:19 PM on Monday afternoon. A silver Mercedes

was reported to have struck a vehicle in the rear on the interstate and

continued east. The Kentucky State Police were notified to patrol the

area for the Mercedes which was later located parked on the eastbound

shoulder, near the 23 mile marker in Calvert City. Upon inspection of the vehicle,

Troopers discovered the driver, Gilbert Pearsall, dead of an apparent

self-inflicted gunshot wound. State Police detectives were called to

the scene and discovered items in the vehicle linking Pearsall to the

Nashville, Tennessee area.

After speaking with Nashville authorities, it was learned that Pearsall

was suspected of killing his estranged wife early Monday morning. Vickie

Pearsall was found dead at a dental office where she worked as a

receptionist in the Green Hills area of Nashville around 7:00 AM. The

husband, Gilbert Pearsall, was being sought in connection for the

murder. Kentucky State Police are investigating Gilbert Pearsall's

death as a suicide and continue to work closely with the Metro Nashville

Police to assist with their murder investigation.

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