Knoxville 72-year-old killed in pedestrian crash on Western Avenue, police say

Pedestrian hit and killed in crash on Western Avenue, Knoxville Police Department says
The male pedestrian was crossing Western Avenue at the time of the crash.
Published: Nov. 20, 2023 at 11:07 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 27, 2023 at 3:04 PM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Knoxville Police Department is investigating after a 72-year-old man was killed in a pedestrian crash on Western Avenue on Nov. 20, according to Communications Manager Scott Erland.

The crash happened around 6 a.m., Erland said, near Middlebrook Pike. Based on an early investigation, Erland said that a Nissan SUV was driving west on Western Avenue when it hit the man, identified as Curtis Lawrence, who was crossing the road. Lawrence was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center and pronounced dead, Erland said.

The driver remained on the scene, Erland added, saying that the investigation is on-going.