UPDATE: Pedestrian killed after being struck at I-40, Sycamore View

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A pedestrian was reportedly hit and killed on I-40 near Sycamore View.

Memphis Police say the pedestrian was struck by an 18-wheeler while trying to evade officers who had pulled him over. Officers reportedly stopped him because he was in a car that matched the description of one that had been involved in a shoplifting.

Police say the passenger in the car moved into the driver’s seat and fled the scene.

The accident caused traffic heading eastbound along I-40 to come to a halt as first responders worked the scene.

This is a developing story.

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