Pedestrian killed after struck by semi-truck

An Iowa City man was killed in a pedestrian accident after he was struck by a semi-truck on Interstate 380.

According to Iowa Highway Patrol, the accident occurred as the men stepped out of a vehicle that was on the parked on the right shoulder. He stepped into the northbound lane of oncoming traffic and was struck by a semi-truck.

The driver of the truck was uninjured and stated that he tried to brake and swerve to avoid the man, but was unable to. The pedestrian was pronounced dead shortly after he was struck. Police are currently investigating at this time.

Our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.

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