KPD investigates pedestrian vs. vehicle crash on ramp from Pellissippi Parkway to I-40 East
Late Tuesday night, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to the ramp from Pellissippi Parkway to I-40 East after receiving calls that a female had been struck by a vehicle.
According to the preliminary investigation and witness statements, Michelle Bevins, 52, of Bristol was seen walking onto the ramp and into the lane of traffic. Bevins appeared to be distracted and did not look for on-coming traffic.
The driver of the vehicle that struck her has been identified as Scott West, 62, of Knoxville.
The female was transported to UT Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Due to the seriousness of her injuries, Fatal Accident Investigators were called to the scene to conduct the investigation.
Additional information will be released as the investigation continues.