Man hit by truck, killed while trying to run across I-85 in Salisbury

Man hit by truck, killed while trying to run across I-85 in Salisbury
A pedestrian was killed on Interstate 85 in Salisbury on Wednesday afternoon. (Source: WAFB)

SALISBURY, N.C. (WBTV) - A pedestrian was killed on Interstate 85 in Salisbury on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Highway Patrol, 44-year-old Gabriel R. Basinger of China Grove tried to run across I-85 near E. Innes St when he was hit by a truck. Basinger died at the scene.

The incident happened just after 5 p.m. No charges likely to be filed, according to the Highway Patrol.

Investigators say they don’t know why Basinger was on the interstate.

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