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UPDATE: Chattanooga police say a body was found on I-24 Friday morning by officers responding to a report of deer being hit by a vehicle.

It happened around 4:20am on I-24 West near Cummings Highway and Exit 175.

Police say they received a call about a vehicle hitting a deer on the interstate.

Police say they arrived to find a deer near the crash and just before officers cleared the scene they found the body of a Black male.

Police say the person who was found dead was hit by a vehicle.

Police temporarily closed the interstate to investigate the incident but all lanes are now open.

The name of the person found has not been released.

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