NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are investigating after a person was fatally struck by a vehicle along Interstate 24 in East Nashville early Thursday morning.
The crash was reported around 12:30 a.m. on I-24 East near Shelby Avenue.
According to Metro police, a person was in the middle of the interstate, carrying a bag that had emptied out onto the road. That person was hit by oncoming traffic and did not survive, officers said.
All lanes of I-24 eastbound were shut down near Shelby Avenue, with traffic being diverted at the split from I-24E onto I-65N. The roadway reopened to traffic just before 4 a.m.
The fatal crash remains under investigation. No further information was immediately released.
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