90-year-old pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle

90-year-old pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle in East Knox County

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The victim was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being hit in front of Rural Metro Fire Station 25 on Old Rutledge Pike. The victim was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being hit in front of Rural Metro Fire Station 25 on Old Rutledge Pike.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle early Wednesday on Old Rutledge Pike, east of Knoxville.

James L. Morgan, 90, of Mascot,was crossing Old Rutledge Pike in the 8400 block just before 7 a.m., when Alvaro Reyes-Hernandez, 31, of Morristown, struck him with his 2003 Dodge Neon.

Reyes-Hernandez said he did not see the victim until it was too late.

Morgan was transported to University of Tennessee Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Reyes-Hernandez was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, and alcohol was not a factor. 

He was taken into custody and charged with driving without a license.

 

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