UPDATE: A 73-year-old man died after being hit by an SUV on the interstate Tuesday night, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said.
According to a preliminary report, Robert Willingham was allegedly walking in the passing lane on I-75 North when he was hit by the vehicle just after 7:00.
The report said it happened near mile marker 37.
The driver is not facing charges at this time.
PREVIOUS STORY: The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol were at the scene of a fatal crash involving a pedestrian Tuesday night.
It happened on I-75 northbound near mile marker 29.5., which is about half-way between the Paul Huff Parkway and Charleston exits in the northbound lanes.
The Bradley County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the pedestrian was killed as a result of the collision and the Tennessee Department of Transportation reports that one lane remains closed at this time.