UPDATE:  The pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Highway 58 Wednesday night has died.

They report the driver, a 70-year-old male, told them he saw someone walking in the emergency lane.  As he passed by contact was made between the two. 

The pedestrian, identified as Cecil Patterson, 42, was thrown into the bushes. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene. 


PREVIOUS STORY: Chattanooga police say a person has been hit by a vehicle on Highway 58 Wednesday night.

It happened in the 5500 block near Cornerstone Baptist Church shortly after 7:30 pm.

Police say the incident closed all southbound lanes, causing traffic to be diverted to the northbound side.

The victim's name and condition have not been released.

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