Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run on I-40 in Hickman County

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HICKMAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Authorities are searching for the driver of a semi tractor trailer that hit and killed a pedestrian on a Hickman County interstate Monday morning.

The incident happened around 4:30 a.m. on I-40 eastbound at mile marker 156.

According to Tennessee Highway Patrol, a vehicle ran out of gas and was stopped on the right shoulder of the interstate. A man inside the vehicle got out and was hit by a blue semi tractor trailer, investigators said.

The man was killed and the driver of the semi never stopped, troopers revealed.

Highway Patrol said a woman in the victim’s vehicle was able to flag down another driver who called for help.

No other information has been released.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and for updates.

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