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Update: Corrections officer hit by vehicle downtown identified

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Metro Corrections Officer has been struck by a vehicle in downtown Louisville during the Friday morning commute.

Pam Windsor, spokesperson for Metro Corrections, tells WAVE News the officer hit is Tracy Morgan. Morgan had parked his car at a near by parking garage and was walking to work when the accident happened.

MetroSafe dispatchers say it happened around 6:25AM at the intersection of Fifth St. and Muhammad Ali Blvd. The driver of a silver Chrysler 300 hit Morgan.

Captains and other commanders from Metro Corrections are at the hospital with the injured man. Windsor says he suffered non-life threatening injuries. 

After the crash, the driver was seated inside a police cruiser, giving a statement of what happened. Police say it's too early in the investigation to determine if that driver will face any charges.

The car's passenger side mirror was ripped off in the crash, and the windshield was shattered in the middle. The rest of the car wasn't damaged.

The road re-opened for the morning commute around 7:05 a.m.

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