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.
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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