Passenger dies after falling out of vehicle on I-65 in Sumner County

SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 22-year-old man has died after he fell out of a car that was traveling on Interstate 65 overnight in Sumner County, according to Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP).

The incident was reported at approximately 1:17 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 near mile marker 98.2 of I-65 South.

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According to THP, 22-year-old Christopher Patterson was the passenger in a 2018 Ford Focus.

Authorities said the Ford was traveling southbound when, for reasons unknown, Patterson fell from the vehicle and landed on the roadway.

Patterson was reportedly struck by an unknown number of vehicles, leaving him fatally injured. Officials said he was not wearing a seat belt.

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THP reported a 21-year-old Tennessee man was driving the Ford without a seat belt, but he was not injured during the incident and there are no charges pending against him.

No additional information was immediately released.

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