Hit-and-run kills one

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A pedestrian was killed in an overnight hit-and-run collision in North Knoxville.

Officers from the Knoxville Police Department found a dead male on Interstate 75 South, just south of the Merchant Drive on-ramp, about 12:40 a.m. Saturday, according to KPD spokesman Scott Erland. 

“There were no witnesses to the crash or suspects on scene upon the initial discovery of the victim on officer arrival,” Erland said. “Based on the preliminary investigation, including evidence at the scene, the victim was struck by an unknown vehicle that then left the area. At this time, the involved vehicle has not been identified.”

If anyone was in the area at the time of the crash or possibly saw it, they are asked to call the KPD hit-and-run office at 865-215-7370 or the KPD Crime and Drug Hotline at 865-215-7212. Tips can be submitted anonymously.

Published on March 13, 2021