Man Killed Crossing I-75

A man is dead after walking into traffic and being hit by an SUV Thursday evening in Whitley County.

After an argument just after 8 P.M., 64-year old Tommy Heatwole of Jellico,Tennessee got out of a car at exit 15 and walked into traffic on I75.

Shortly after stepping into the roadway he was struck by a Chevrolet Trailblazer. Heatwole died at the scene.

The driver and passenger in the Trailblazer were not injured.

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