I-24 Pedestrian Crash - 1/16/20

NASHVILLE (WSMV) - One woman is dead after a crash overnight on Interstate 24 near Shelby Avenue after she was struck by a car while reportedly standing in the middle of the interstate.

Police said Rosetta Simbi, 42, of Garland, TX, was struck by multiple vehicles around 12:25 a.m. while attempting to cross the interstate.  She died at the scene.

Only one of the drivers involved, Darrius Pitts, 28, of Kansas, stopped after the accident. Two other vehicles are known to have struck her, a black truck and a tractor-trailer.

Investigators believe the victim was homeless. The contents of the bag she was carrying emptied onto the interstate when she was struck.

There was no evidence at the scene of impairment on the part of Simbi, according to police.

All lanes of I-24 Eastbound near Shelby Avenue were shut down for over three hours during the investigation, with the scene clearing around 3:40 a.m.

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