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HCSO Identifies Victim in Sunday’s Pedestrian Struck Incident on I-75


Hamilton County, TN – The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit has confirmed the identity of the victim in Sunday’s fatal pedestrian struck incident on I-75. The victim has been identified as John D. Hess, (Age 52).

Based on scene investigation and witness statements, traffic investigators determined the pedestrian was walking northbound on Interstate 75 when he was struck by a northbound vehicle.

There are no charges pending against the vehicle’s driver at this time.

The HCSO would like to thank members of our community and our local media for offering information to help identify the victim.

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