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Man struck by truck, killed on I-5

Posted: April 21, 2009 6:34 p.m.
Updated: April 21, 2009 6:35 p.m.

A man changing his tire along Interstate 5 was killed when he was struck by a Peterbilt three-axle truck south of Pyramid Lake just after midnight Tuesday, according to a California Highway Patrol news release.

The victim, whose name is not being released pending family notification, was changing the right-rear tire of his 2004 Volkswagen Jetta along the northbound right shoulder of Interstate 5, according to the CHP release.

For an undetermined reason the victim darted from the side of his car into the far-right traffic lane and was struck by a truck, which instantly killed him, the statement read.

The driver of the truck, Eliodoro Hernandez, immediately pulled to the right and called 9-1-1. Hernadez has not been charged with any crimes related to the traffic collision at this time, according to the news release.


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