KPD: Pedestrian killed in I-75 crash may have been hit previously

Officials with the Knoxville Police Department said a pedestrian was killed on Thursday night.
Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 8:52 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2023 at 9:53 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Knoxville Police Department officials released more information Friday on a pedestrian-involved crash that happened Thursday.

According to Public Information Officer Scott Erland, officers arrived on-scene around 6:30 p.m., just south on Merchant Drive on I-75 North. A witness to the crash told officers that they had seen the victim, who has not been identified, lying the road, Erland said. Shortly after, the victim was reportedly hit by a car, which remained on scene.

Erland said that investigators believe, but have not confirmed, that the victim had been hit by another car before the witness saw them in the road.

The body has been taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office for further examination and identification.