Robbery suspect hit, killed by car on I-24 in Murfreesboro

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – A robbery suspect died after he was hit by a vehicle on Interstate 24 in Murfreesboro while fleeing from police late Thursday night.

The man, identified as 25-year-old Jermaine Wade, was hit near Exit 78 in the eastbound lanes of I-24 just before midnight.

Murfreesboro police reported they were responding to the robbery of a person when they located the suspect’s vehicle near I-24.

Officers confronted Wade, who ran from them on foot onto the interstate and was hit by a vehicle, according to Murfreesboro police.

Some eastbound lanes of the interstate remained closed until 4:30 a.m. Friday.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is assisting with the crash investigation.

No additional information was immediately released.