Tennessee State University Football Player Tragically Killed In Hit-And-Run Incident

Courtesy of Tennessee State University Athletics & WSMV 4

Early Sunday morning, the Tennessee State University (TSU) community was struck by a tragic loss.

Metro Nashville Police have confirmed a devastating incident on Gallatin Pike involving Chazan Page, a cherished member of the TSU football team. At just 20 years old, Page’s life was tragically cut short when he was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run.

According to WSMV4, Page was crossing Gallatin Pike around 1:30 a.m. near Marion Avenue when a red sedan or possibly a small SUV, traveling north at a high rate of speed, struck him. The vehicle involved is expected to have significant front-end damage.

Following the incident, Page was rushed to TriStar Skyline Medical Center, where he died.

The university’s athletics department is in mourning, having lost not just an athlete but a valued team member and friend.

TSU Director of Athletics Dr. Mikki Allen expressed in a statement:

“My thoughts and prayers are with our football student-athletes, coaches, families, and friends. He helped bring out the best in others with his outstanding leadership on and off the field, positive attitude, and genuine care for the people around him. It is extremely difficult to lose a member of our athletics family, and we mourn the loss of Chazan.”

The TSU athletics department, along with Page’s teammates, coaches, and friends, are dedicating their efforts to honoring his legacy and ensuring his spirit and determination are never forgotten.

Chazan Page had an admirable career as a student-athlete at Tennessee State University, participating in 28 career games.

His consistent performance was especially notable in the last two seasons, during which he started all 11 games each year. As he entered his senior season, Page was recognized for his potential to be a pivotal figure in the offensive line. His journey in football began earlier, as he played high school football at Lipscomb Academy.

“During tragedies such as this, it is important that we lift each other up with emotional support, comfort, and prayer. We have connected with the football team, student body, and others who knew Chazan to provide counseling and support,” Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover said in a statement to the TSU family.

Metro Nashville Police are seeking any information related to the driver or the vehicle involved in the fatal event.

If you have any details that could help identify the responsible party or the vehicle, which is believed to be a red sedan or possibly a small SUV, contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.