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MARION — Williamson County investigators say a woman was found dead Thursday night, when she was possibly hit by a car whose driver said he had hit a deer.

According to a news release from the Williamson County Sheriff's office, investigators say the woman's body was found in an area off Pittsburg Blacktop, south of Gabby Road, in high grass between the roadway and a cornfield.

The woman's identity has not been disclosed, pending notification of family members.

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office was alerted about the possible crash about 9:15 p.m., by a female caller who said she might have just seen a person hit, but that she didn't stop, so she wasn't sure, according to a statement from the sheriff's office.

When investigators arrived at the scene, they were told by a man there that his son had called him after hitting a deer, the report stated. As the son's car was drivable, he left the area and continued on to work and indicated he would call to make a report after he left work.

The report indicates the son said the deer must have run off into the cornfield.

The report did not indicate why the man's father was at the scene when investigators arrived.

Investigators searched the area, where they found the body of the woman in the tall grass.

The driver of the vehicle was located at his work and interviewed; the investigation is continuing.

An autopsy is being scheduled by the Williamson County Coroner's office.

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Stephanie Esters is a reporter covering Jackson and Union counties.

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