Investigators working to identify man killed while trying to cross I-40 in Hermitage

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HERMITAGE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A pedestrian was struck and killed on Interstate 40 near Hermitage Thursday night, according to Metro Police.

The fatal crash happened in the westbound lanes near Exit 219 around 7:45 p.m. when an unidentified white male attempted to cross the interstate when he was struck by the driver of a Ford Expedition. The driver of the Expedition, identified by police as 23-year-old James Myers, did not stop or stay at the scene but later reported the incident to Metro Police.

After local news reports about the crash aired, several additional drivers reported that they may have also run over the man and provided statements to Metro Police.

The victim did not have any identification and fingerprint analysis is underway to identify him.

It is unclear at this time if Myers will face any charges for leaving the scene.

The roadway fully reopened to traffic around midnight Friday. If you have any information about the pedestrian or the deadly crash, call the Department of Emergency Communications at (615) 862-8600.

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

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