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Woman hit by vehicle on I-64 identified

A person has been struck on Interstate 64 eastbound between the Watterson Expressway and...
A person has been struck on Interstate 64 eastbound between the Watterson Expressway and Hurstbourne Parkway exits Tuesday night.(TRIMARC)
Published: Jan. 1, 2020 at 12:48 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A woman who died after she was hit by a vehicle on Interstate 64 has been identified.

Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley confirmed calls came in around 9 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a pedestrian fatality on I-64 eastbound near the Hurstbourne exit.

When emergency crews arrived, they found a woman, identified as Averi Lewis, 27, of Richmond, Kentucky, had been hit. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigations revealed Lewis was a passenger in an SUV traveling southbound and was in an argument with the driver. At some point, the woman jumped out of the vehicle and ran across the roadway, where she was hit by another vehicle traveling eastbound.

Both the driver of the SUV and the vehicle that hit Lewis stayed at the scene.

Officials are investigating if alcohol was a factor in Lewis exiting the vehicle.

No other injuries were reported and no charges are expected.

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