Tennessee Highway Patrol Investigating Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Crash
MONROE COUNTY, TN. – As reported online in a news story from newschannel5.com, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian crash that occurred in Monroe County, Tennessee. Sparse information about the incident has been currently reported, and the victim has not been identified.*
The incident appears to have occurred on either January 28 or January 29. It is not yet clear what day or time the crash happened. In the early morning on January 29, the Tennessee Highway Patrol was called to the scene of an accident on Lynchburg Highway in Monroe County. Upon arriving at the scene, Troopers found the body of a person on the side of the highway.
It appears the accident happened in the area of Lynchburg Highway and Louse Creek Road. Preliminary investigation indicates that the pedestrian was walking in the roadway, and a vehicle struck and killed the victim. It is not yet clear if the victim was trying to cross the highway or was walking in a lane of travel. The vehicle and driver were not at the scene when authorities arrived, and the driver did not report the crash to law enforcement.
The victim’s name, age, and city have not yet been released. It is not clear if officials have been able to identify the person or notify next-of-kin.
No information has been reported about the vehicle involved, including color, make, or model, and the driver has not been identified. A description of the driver is not available. Tennessee Highway Patrol is still investigating, and Troopers have not reported further details regarding the accident to the public at this time.
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