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Man's body found along I-40 in Nashville; police investigating

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Posted at 8:43 AM, Feb 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-06 15:42:14-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — The man killed in what police believe was a hit and run on Interstate 40 in Nashville has been identified.

Police said 45-year-old Mark A. Johnson may have been crossing the interstate from Hermitage Avenue when he was hit by an unknown vehicle at exit 211 near Interstate 24.

A passing semi truck driver saw the body on the side of the road and called 911.

Police believe the man had been there for a while, possibly since overnight.

The investigation blocked one lane of I-40 West on Thursday morning.

Anyone with information on the hit and run is asked to call investigators at 615-742-7463.