Pedestrian hit-and-run investigation shuts down I-24/I-65 split

Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 6:17 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Metro Police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run incident involving a pedestrian on I-24 on Friday morning.

According to police, a black SUV struck a man on I-24 East between the Fern Avenue overpass and the I-65 split in Nashville.

Police said 33-year-old Aaron Brooks walked onto the interstate from a wooded area before being hit by the SUV and two other vehicles, who all stayed at the scene to help him. The black SUV and one of the other vehicles drove off when police arrived.

The whole area of the interstate was closed as detectives looked for evidence in the crash, mainly to identify the vehicle that fled the scene and to remove Brooks’ body from the roadway.

Commuters were being routed onto I-65 for most of the morning, until around 5 a.m., when the interstate split was reopened.

WSMV 4 will update as more information is made available.

A hit-and-run investigation closed I-65 early Friday morning.
A hit-and-run investigation closed I-65 early Friday morning.(WSMV)

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