Police: Driver charged after pedestrian killed in I-240 crash - FOX Carolina 21

Police: Driver charged after pedestrian killed in I-240 crash

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ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Asheville police said a driver faces charges after hitting and killing a man who was walking on the shoulder of I-240 on Saturday.

Police said the collision happened just after 6 a.m. on I-240 West near Chunns Cove Road. 

26-year-old Aaron Lee Thurman of Black Mountain was driving a blue 1990 Chevrolet GMT 400 that entered into the right shoulder and struck a pedestrian, who police identified as 23-year-old Christian Blade Johnson of Asheville.

Johnson died at the scene.  

Thurman was charged with driving while impaired and police said he may face additional charges.

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