Man suspected in wife's murder found dead along area interstate


Web Editor - Michael Vick

CALVERT CITY, Ky. — Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a Tennessee man shortly after they say he was involved in a hit-and-run collision in McCracken County.

Nashville authorities suspect the man, Gilbert Pearsall, of killing his estranged wife.

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a hit and run on Interstate 24 near the 15 mile marker shortly after noon Monday.

A silver Mercedes was reported to have struck a vehicle in the rear on the interstate and continued east.

Kentucky State Police were notified to patrol the area for the Mercedes, later found parked on the eastbound shoulder near the 23 mile marker.

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.

Nashville law enforcement suspect Pearsall in the death of 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 a.m.

Gilbert Pearsall had been sought in connection with 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.