Man struck, killed by tractor trailer on I-77

- A man is dead after being hit by a tractor trailer on Interstate 77 northbound Tuesday morning. 

The accident happened about 5 a.m. between Exit 6, Woodlawn Road and Exit 7, Clanton Road, according North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Officials said the man was pulled over on the right shoulder about a half mile from the Clanton Road exit and got out of his car just as a tractor trailer was passing by.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His identifity has not yet been released.

State Highway Patrol is handling the investigation.

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