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Pedestrian hit, killed by semi on I-80 near Utah-Nevada border

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Posted at 8:47 PM, Jan 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-22 22:47:45-05

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — A person who was walking on I-80 Friday night has died from his injuries after being hit by a semi-truck.

Utah Highway Patrol says the victim was walking in the right lane around 10:40 p.m. when he was struck by a triple-trailer semi. He was airlifted in critical condition to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries Saturday morning.

UHP said there was a vehicle parked in the emergency lane 1/4 mile east of the accident, which was about 11 miles from the Nevada state line. The victim had a skateboard with him, as well as a phone with an open GPS route to exit 4. Officials believe he may have run out of fuel or had a mechanical issue with his car.

The victim's name nor age have not been released as of Saturday night.