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Update 1:46 p.m.

Knoxville police said they believe a woman whom was found lying unconscious on the interstate in northwest Knoxville Saturday morning committed suicide.

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(WBIR) Knoxville police are trying to figure out why a woman was found lying unconscious on the interstate in northwest Knoxville Saturday morning.

Officers responded to I-640 E. just east of Western Avenue shortly after 8 a.m. They said they woman was lying unresponsive in the inside, interstate traffic lane under Myrtlewood Drive. Crews drove her to UT Medical Center where she later died of her injuries.

KPD is treating the incident as a crime, and the investigation remains open at this time.

Police aren't releasing the name of the victim until her family is notified.