Pedestrian struck, killed in Rutherford County crash

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RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) –A man was killed when he was hit by a car in Rutherford County Thursday night.

The wreck occurred near Highway 70 and Mt. Herman Road around 6:15 p.m.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported the victim, identified as 39-year-old James Pitts, Jr, of Bradyville, was hit by a Toyota Carolla traveling west on Highway 70.

Pitts reportedly walked out from the north side of Highway 70 and the Toyota was unable to avoid hitting him.

Two children, a 5-year-old and a 7-year-old, were in the vehicle at the time of the crash. They and the driver were uninjured.

The driver was cited for driving without a license and failure to provide proof of insurance.

No additional information was immediately released.