Troopers: Tractor trailer hits, kills man crossing I-95

February 22, 2022 GMT

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A man whose car crashed into an Interstate 95 guardrail early Tuesday was struck and killed by a passing tractor trailer as he tried to cross the highway, officials said.

The 28-year-old man was heading south near Ormond Beach around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday when the vehicle struck a guardrail, the Florida Highway Patrol said in a news release.

The man then tried to cross the northbound lanes of I-95 and was struck by a big rig driven by a 55-year-old man from Jacksonville.

Troopers didn’t know why the initial crash happened, or why the man was trying to cross the road.

An investigation is underway.

Ormond Beach is near Daytona Beach on Florida’s Atlantic coast.