MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A pedestrian has died following a crash on Highway 51 North early Wednesday morning.

According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, the pedestrian was struck on the highway near Fite Road just after 6 a.m.

He was later pronounced dead by Memphis Fire.

Shelby County Deputies along with Tennessee Highway troopers investigated for hours, leaving only one lane of HWY 51 open.

First responders and investigators were seen searching the woods next to where the accident happened.

We reached out to detectives to learn if this was a hit-and-run or if the person behind the wheel stuck around. At this time, we are still waiting to hear back from authorities.