Man struck and killed by hit and run driver on I-55 in Memphis TN.

Modified Date: 
Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:16am
Accident Date: 
Friday, December 27, 2013

MPD investigates fatal hit-and-run on Interstate 55.

Memphis police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident, which happened early Saturday morning on I-55 near Shelby Drive.

Memphis police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident, which happened early Saturday morning on I-55 near Shelby Drive.

Police say a 69-year-old male pulled over on the interstate's emergency lane to pick up something he dropped out of his window; that is when another car struck him. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

His wife told police he dropped his cell phone out of the window.

Witnesses followed the hit-and-run car to Millbranch and Stateline roads. Southaven police detained the two suspects but have not released the victims name.

Type: Car Accident
People Involved: 
Roadway: 
I-55

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