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Missing man with cognitive impairment was hit by vehicle while walking on I-85

A man with a cognitive impairment who went missing Sunday afternoon was struck by a vehicle while walking in traffic along a major interstate in Charlotte.

John Zedrick Jennings
John Zedrick Jennings WBTV

Police said John Zedrick Jennings went missing in north Charlotte Sunday afternoon and there was concern he might be lost. A missing persons alert was sent to the media.

Jennings was hit by a vehicle while walking on Interstate 85 near the Brookshire Freeway, police said.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol investigated the collision, and Medic transported Jennings to Carolinas Medical Center-Main, where he was being treated for minor injuries Monday.

At the time of the accident, police said, Jennings was not carrying identification and his identity was unknown, which is why no one was notified that he had been injured on the interstate.

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