KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — One person is dead following a pedestrian-involved crash on Dandridge Avenue near Hazen Street according to the Knoxville Police Department.

At around 4:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2023, KPD officers responded to Dandridge Avenue just east of Hazen Street. On scene, officers found “an unresponsive individual who had apparently been hit by a car.”

The victim was identified as Sankinna Merchant, 43 of Knoxville on April 3.

Knoxville Fire Department and AMR personnel attempted life-saving measures, but Merchant was pronounced dead at the scene. KPD believes that she was walking on the road when the crash occurred.

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KPD added that the involved vehicle is cooperating with the investigation. The investigation is ongoing at this time.