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Pedestrian killed on I-40 East identified

A pedestrian was killed on I-40 East Friday afternoon after being hit by a tractor-trailer, according to officials with the Knoxville Police Department.
Crash reconstruction investigators responded to the crash and were leading the investigation into what happened.
Published: May. 13, 2022 at 5:50 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A man was killed after running into traffic on I-40 East on Friday afternoon, according to Knoxville Police Department Spokesperson Scott Erland.

He was identified as Edward William Abrams, a 49-year-old Knoxville resident.

“The preliminary investigation revealed that a man ran into the road for reasons that remain unknown at this time and was subsequently struck by a tractor-trailer traveling east on I-40,” Erland said.

Abrams was pronounced dead at the scene, according to officials.

Crash reconstruction investigators responded to the crash and were leading the investigation into what happened.

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