• Man dies after being hit by vehicle on I-240, thrown 'several feet' in the air

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - NOTE: A previous version of this story citing Memphis fire officials incorrectly reported the victim was hit on Union Avenue before falling onto I-240. Memphis police clarified a bridge was not involved.


    Officials are responding to a pedestrian accident on a Memphis interstate.

    PHOTOS: Man dies after being hit by car on I-240, thrown into the air

    According to police, a man was trying to cross I-240 when he was struck by a vehicle heading northbound.

    Police told FOX13 the man was thrown "several feet" in the air. Memphis police confirmed the victim was pronounced dead. 

    Investigators have not yet identified the victim.

    According to TDOT, I-240 northbound was partially blocked for hours as crews worked to clear the scene. Southbound traffic was not affected. 


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    Witnesses told FOX13 that there were four children and one adult in the car that hit the man on I-240.

    No one in that vehicle was injured in the incident.

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