A man running across Interstate 65 in Simpson County was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer.

Kentucky State Police said troopers were called to the site just before 3 a.m. Monday near the 10-mile marker.

Otokini Wokoma, 23, of Temple, Texas, was running across the middle lane of northbound I-65 for unknown reasons when he was struck by a tractor-trailer driven by Edgar Martinez, 39, of Escobedo, Mexico.

Martinez said he attempted to avoid striking Wokoma, who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to KSP.

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