Pedestrian in Traffic on I-8 Hit by Car, Dies

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NBC 7

A man died on Sunday night after he was walking in traffic on Interstate 8 and was hit by a vehicle.

The pedestrian was walking between the first and second lanes of eastbound traffic on I-8 approaching the Greenfield Drive off-ramp, police said. That’s when a driver was unable to avoid the man in traffic, hitting him.

The pedestrian was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital, but died of his injuries, police said.

An investigation is underway to determine the identity of the deceased person and whether alcohol or drugs were a factor.

The driver was not arrested or cited and investigators don’t believe alcohol or drugs were a factor for him.

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