One person dead after tractor trailer accident on I-40

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 following a crash downtown early Tuesday morning.

Police blocked all of the westbound lanes from Jackson Avenue to the Hernando-DeSoto Bridge after a tractor trailer reportedly hit a pedestrian on I-40 near Danny Thomas.

The man was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police later identified the man as 22-year-old Jarvis Harden. They said the driver of the tractor trailer stayed on the scene.

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