Pedestrian killed in I-40 accident identified

(WBIR) The Tennessee Highway Patrol has identified the victim killed while walking on Interstate 40.

It happened last Friday around 11:30 p.m.

Troopers say 57-year-old Allan Vesser was walking near a merging ramp connecting I-40 and Pellissippi Parkway in West Knox County. A tractor trailer was merging onto the interstate when it struck and killed Vesser.

The driver is not facing any charges in the accident.

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A tractor trailer hit and killed a pedestrian on the interstate in west Knoxville late Friday night.

Knoxville police and Tennessee Highway Patrol arrived at the Pellissippi Parkway entrance ramp to I-40 westbound just after 11 p.m. They pronounced the victim dead at the scene and aren't releasing his name at this time.

Officials said they're not expecting to file any charges against the semi-truck driver.


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