Daytona Beach, FL-Troopers say a 56-year-old hitchhiker was hit and killed Wednesday night by a semi truck as he tried to cross the southbound lanes of I-95 near Daytona Beach. The victim is identified as Thomas Mayo of Oak Hill.
FHP says a truck driven by a 61-year-old North Carolina man was southbound when the hitchhiker tried to cross from the median and stepped into the path of the truck.
That happened around 6:45PM near the 261 MM.
The driver of the truck was not hurt. FHP says an off-duty law enforcement officer on his way home had just called dispatch to report the hitchhiker. The accident happened moments later.
The crash remains under investigation.
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