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Police officer hit, killed by vehicle during chase in Tennessee

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Posted at 7:38 PM, Dec 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 22:38:17-05

A Hendersonville (Tennessee) Police officer has died after being hit by a vehicle on Interstate 65 South.

The crash happened around 7:30 Monday night at mile marker 95 near Vietnam Vets Parkway.

A source said the officer was pursuing a suspect into Davidson County, Tennessee. The suspect got out of the vehicle near Vietnam Vets and the officer followed on foot. That's when the officer was hit by another vehicle.

He was rushed to TriStar Skyline Medical Center but died as a result of his injuries.

Southbound lanes were closed as police responded to investigate. The road is expected to be closed until 11 p.m.

This article was written by Rebekah Pewitt for WTVF .