Hit and Run Suspect Will Return to Court Next Month

Knoxville (WVLT) - A man accused of killing a bride-to-be in South Knoxville will be in court next month for a preliminary hearing.

Police say 29 year-old Brian Erickson was behind the wheel of a car that hit 42 year-old Carol Yates on Mayfield Avenue earlier this month.

On Monday, prosecutors charged Erickson with second degree murder and he is now free on $75,000 bond.

Witnesses say Yates was dragged behind the vehicle.

They also say the vehicle stopped and backed over the victim.

There's no word on a motive for the crime.

Investigators believe Erickson arranged to meet Yates at her home on the day of the accident.