VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine why a man was walking along Interstate 75 in south Georgia when he was struck and killed by a semitrailer.

Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Williams West says the collision happened around 4 a.m. Wednesday, in the southbound lanes of I-75 near mile marker 8.

Authorities said 39-year-old Ronald Lee Craft of Valdosta was pronounced dead at the scene.

West tells The Valdosta Daily Times that the 49-year-old driver from Tennessee was taken to South Georgia Medical Center, but he did not sustain any life- threatening injuries.

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