Pedestrian struck by tractor-trailer on I-40

8-year-old killed in head-on collision in Cookeville (Image 1)
8-year-old killed in head-on collision in Cookeville (Image 1)

A pedestrian was seriously injured after he was struck by a tractor-trailer Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 40.

The accident occurred just east of the Second Avenue exit, closing the eastbound lanes of I-40 near the Interstate 24 junction downtown.

The victim, a 25-year-old man who had a Kentucky ID, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was last listed in critical condition.

The man's identity was not immediately released.

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