• Young man struck by truck, killed while crossing major Memphis street, man identified

    By: Tom Dees

    Updated:

    UPDATE 3:52 P.M.: Police have identified the victim as Alandis Fifer, 20.

     

     


    A young man died after being hit and run over by a truck will crossing a busy Memphis intersection, according to police.

    PHOTOS: Man killed while crossing busy Memphis street

    Police originally said the victim was a juvenile and later a teen, but investigators now say it was a 20-year-old male who died.


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    According to witnesses on the scene, the victim was crossing Winchester near Riverdale. They said he was crossing and multiple cars stopped, but a car in the outside lane did not see the man and hit him. 

    Marquel Taylor witnessed the bloody scene after the young man was ran over by the box truck.

    "I felt bad for him because this could happen to anybody, because you never know," Taylor said.

    He was taken to Regional One in critical condition, but he did not survive.

    Police said the driver stayed on the scene.

    "The driver of the box truck, from what we have received, him he did not see this individual because this happened outside of the crosswalk, " said MPD Lt. Col Keith Watson

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