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Metro police officer killed in crash along interstate, I-65 shut down

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A Metro police officer has been pronounced dead following a crash, which has shut down I-65 North near the Old Hickory Boulevard exit in Brentwood.

Police have closed the entrance ramps and are diverting northbound traffic to Concord Road.

Metro Police have identified the officer killed as 25-year-old Michael Petrina, of Memphis.

Petrina, a MNPD South Precinct officer, was struck and killed on I-65 near Brentwood exit by a motor home pulling a trailer. 

Petrina was outside his police car with a TDOT Help Truck driver when he was hit. The TDOT worker escaped injury.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation estimates that the northbound lanes of I-65 could remain closed until about 3 p.m.

Channel 4 News will continue to follow this story as it develops.

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