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Knoxville Police investigating fatal pedestrian crash on I-40

Knoxville Police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian on I-40 Friday morning.
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Published: Aug. 27, 2021 at 7:49 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 27, 2021 at 7:55 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Officers with the Knoxville Police Department were called to I-40 West near the Cedar Bluff Road exit ramp just before 2:00 A.M. Friday morning to a crash involving a pedestrian.

Officers say when they arrived they found that 21-year-old Ian Johnson, of Knoxville had been killed.

The preliminary investigation shows that the victim was walking across the westbound lanes of I-40 when he was hit by a black SUV, which remained on scene following the collision.

KPD Crash Reconstruction investigators responded to the scene to investigate the crash, and the investigation remains ongoing at this time.

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