Elderly man hit & killed by car

4:24 PM, Jan 2, 2013   |    comments
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An elderly man was killed when he was struck by a vehicle early Wednesday morning.

According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, James Alonzo Morgan, 90, of Mascot, was crossing the street at the 8400 block of Old Rutledge Pike just before 7:00 a.m. when he was hit by a car driven by Alvaro Reyes-Hernandez, 31, of Morristown.  Reyes-Hernandez said he didn't see Morgan until it was too late.

Morgan was taken to UT Medical Center by Rural/Metro ambulance, where he was later pronounced dead.

Reyes-Hernandez was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, and alcohol was not a factor.  Reyes-Hernandez was charged with driving without a license.

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