Driver killed after exiting vehicle following crash on I-24

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police say that one person is dead after a crash on I-24 on Saturday morning.

Officials said they have identified the victim of the crash as 35-year-old Henry Aguilar.

Police said Aguilar was driving west on I-24 when he drove onto the shoulder and hit the outside concrete barrier. The vehicle then crossed back over all four westbound lanes and hit a guard rail.

They said Aguilar was not wearing a seat belt at the time, and was ejected from the vehicle. That’s when he was hit by another vehicle driving west. The driver of that vehicle told police he was unable to avoid the collision.

Aguilar, of Porter Road, was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center where he died.

Police said there is no evidence of impairment on the part of the driver of the vehicle that hit Aguilar. However, toxicology testing will be conducted to determine if there was impairment on the part of Aguilar.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 on-air and online for updates.

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