Knoxville Police identify 21-year-old killed while crossing I-40

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Knoxville Police have released the identity of a person hit and killed while attempting to walk across Interstate 40 West, near Cedar Bluff Road.

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Police say Ian Johnson, 21, of Knoxville was walking in the westbound lanes of the interstate around 2 a.m. when he was struck by a black SUV. The driver remained on the scene after the collision.

KPD Crash Reconstruction investigators are investigating the crash.

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