A Memphis man who was believed to be fleeing the scene of a single-vehicle crash was fatally struck by a vehicle as he attempted to cross six lanes of traffic on Interstate 40 near Sycamore View on foot, police said.
Sergio Ramirez, 42, had crashed his Chevrolet Blazer into a utility pole at Shelby Oaks, north of Summer Avenue, shortly before 10 p.m Saturday, Memphis Police Department officials said. Ramirez ran from the scene of the crash and attempted to cross I-40, where he was struck around 10:30 p.m. by a 2001 BMW X5. Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the BMW remained at the crash site while officers filed the report.
Charges have yet to be filed by police, and investigations into both crashes are ongoing.