KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — An investigation is underway following a fatal crash involving a pedestrian Wednesday night on Interstate 40. The lanes that had been shut down were reopened overnight.

Knoxville Police said Thursday morning that the male pedestrian was struck and killed by a semi-truck and their identity has not yet been shared. The driver of the semi is cooperating with the investigation, which remains ongoing.

Knoxville Police officers check the scene of a fatal crash on Interstate 40 near the Papermill Drive Exit on Wednesday, Dec. 15, in Knoxville.

Officers were called around 8 p.m. to I-40 eastbound near the Papermill Drive Exit in West Knoxville. The Knoxville Police Department said crash reconstruction officers were still on scene two and a half hours later.

The crash shut down the busy roadway for some time.

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