63-year-old man killed in traffic accident on Highway 70 - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

63-year-old man killed in traffic accident on Highway 70

ARLINGTON, TN (WMC-TV) - A 63-year-old man was killed Tuesday morning in a traffic accident on Highway 70 just east of Brunswick Road.

Authorities said the man's mini-van left the westbound lane of Highway 70 just after 7:00 a.m. and overturned in a ditch roughly 40 feet from the edge of the pavement.

The driver of the van, 63, was pronounced dead at the scene.  His name has not been released pending notification of his next of kin. 

A 54-year-old female passenger in the van was transported to a nearby hospital suffering from hypertension.

Highway 70 was closed between Canada Road and Brunswick Road for several hours after the accident as authorities investigated the accident.

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