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Pedestrian Killed on I-40 in Apparent Hit and Run Identified



The pedestrian found deceased just after 7 a.m. Thursday from an apparent hit and run crash on I-40 West near Hermitage Avenue is identified as Mark A. Johnson, 45.

The preliminary investigation shows that Johnson, whose address is listed as the Guest House, 705 Drexel Street, may have been attempting to cross the interstate from the Hermitage Avenue side toward what appears to be a homeless camp underneath an overpass, when he was struck by an unknown vehicle. A passing motorist reported seeing Johnson’s body on the side of the Interstate.

Anyone with information about the driver of the hit and run vehicle is asked to call Hit and Run investigators at 615-862-7713 or Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.