A man died early Monday morning in Athens after police say he stepped out in front of a tractor-trailer.
The Athens Police Department says they were called to South White Street in front of the McMinn County Justice Center just before 7 a.m. where they found a man lying in the roadway being treated by McMinn County Sheriff’s Office personnel.
Police say it appears the man, who waws dressed in all dark clothing, was standing in the center two-way turn lane and stepped out in front of the truck when it approached.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead on the scene. The truck driver was not hurt.