Police identify pedestrian killed on Clinton Highway early Saturday

Local News

Knoxville police have identified a pedestrian who was hit and killed by a vehicle early Saturday morning on Clinton Highway.

The accident happened in the 6700 block Clinton Highway shortly after midnight, according to a Knoxville Police Department news release. 

Officers say Juan Perez, 55, was walking in the northbound lanes when he was hit by a vehicle. Perez was killed. Neither the driver nor his passenger was injured.

Northbound Clinton Highway traffic was down to one lane for two hours following the accident.

The crash remains under investigation.

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