Pedestrian struck, killed on Dixie Highway

Pedestrian struck, killed on Dixie Highway
The deadly crash happened Tuesday night on Dixie Highway near Watson Lane. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A pedestrian was hit and killed by a car on Dixie Highway.

Metrosafe confirmed the call came in around 8:16 p.m. Tuesday of a pedestrian struck on Dixie Highway at Watson Lane. That's a couple miles south of the Gene Snyder.

Once on scene, emergency crews found a man dead.

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Police told us the man appeared to have been crossing the road when he was hit. Investigators do not believe the driver who hit him was intoxicated.

The driver did stop and was questioned by officers. No charges will be filed, police said.

Officers told us the victim may have been wearing dark clothing.

"This is a very dangerous stretch of road, especially in the hours of darkness," Louisville Metro Police Department spokesman Sgt. John Bradley said. "It's a good reminder if you're going to be out on Dixie Highway -- or any large thoroughfare -- wear brightly colored clothes."

LMPD's Traffic Unit is investigating.

Dixie Highway was shut down in the area for a couple hours but has since reopened.

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