Tennessee Highway Patrol Seeks Public's Assistance in Fatal Investigation
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), a Division of the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, is investigating a fatal incident on Interstate-40 in Roane County.
On December 25 at 2:29 a.m., THP dispatchers received a call that a body of a white male, approximately in his early 40’s, was found on the eastbound lanes of I-40 at mile marker 364. State Troopers, Criminal Investigations Agents, along with members of the Critical Incident Response Team, were dispatched to the scene. The preliminary investigation indicates the man either jumped or fell from a moving vehicle and his body was then struck by at least one other vehicle. There were no vehicles found in the vicinity of the victim. The body has been taken to the medical examiner’s office and the identification is pending.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is asking anyone with information pertaining to this case to please contact the Tennessee Highway Patrol Knoxville District Headquarters at 865-594-5800.
This incident remains under investigation. As additional information is received, it will be released to the media.
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to ensure that our state is a safe, secure place in which to live, work and travel; enforce the law with integrity; and provide customer-focused services professionally and efficiently.