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TDOT worker hit and killed on I-55 in Memphis

Memphis Police said the incident occurred around 12:45 p.m. near the I-240 interchange.
Credit: TDOT Smartway

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) worker was struck and killed by a car Friday on I-55 near the I-240 interchange in Memphis, according to Memphis Police.

According to TDOT, the employee was inspecting the overpass bridge when an oncoming vehicle hit him.

MPD said officers responded to the call around 12:45 p.m., where they found the worker, who was pronounced dead on the scene.

All northbound lanes are closed near the Brooks Road exit and cars were diverted. The 6B on-ramp exit to I-240 East was also blocked, causing major delays on I-55 North, beginning just north of the Tennessee-Mississippi state line.

Memphis Police is still investigating. 

This is a developing story. We will update with more information as it becomes available.

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