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Police Searching For Suspect In Tennessee State Football Player’s Death

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Nashville police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver who hit and killed a Tennessee State football player on Sunday night.

Chazan Page, the twenty-year-old football player who police say was struck and killed by either a red sedan or a small sports utility vehicle while crossing Gallatin Pike, which is near Marion Avenue. Police stated that a red car was seen speeding away from the scene heading north on Gallatin Pike.

Police also stated that the red car had significant damage to its front end.

After the incident, Page was rushed to Skyline Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Standing at six feet one inch and weighing two hundred ninety-five pounds, Page was a two-year starting offensive lineman for Tennessee State. He was one of only three offensive linemen who started every game in 2023.

TSU Athletic Director Mikki Allen released a statement following the tragic passing of the player.

“My thoughts and prayers are with our football student-athletes, coaches and families, and friends,”

“[Page] helped bring out the best in others with his outstanding leadership on the and off the field, positive attitude and genuine care for people around him. It is extremely difficult to lose a member of our athletics family, and we morn the loss of Chazan.”

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Chazan participated in the school’s Blue and White Spring Game this past Saturday, which took place at Hale Stadium.

Since the news of Page’s death has been released, there has been an outcry of support on social media from Chazan’s friends, coaches, and teammates.

Police have asked anyone with information about the incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Police also stated that calls will remain anonymous and that the callers may be eligible for a reward.

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