An unidentified man died after being struck by a truck driving north on Interstate 270 near Urbana early Thursday.

An investigation revealed the man, who was only identified as a white male, had been walking along the interstate near the exit for Fingerboard Road/Md. 80 a short time before troopers were called to the scene at about 3:45 a.m., according to a state police press release. For reasons still under investigation as of Thursday morning’s release, the man entered the roadway and was struck before the driver of the freightliner could stop, the release states.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services and the Maryland State Highway Administration’s Coordinated Highway Action Response Team provided assistance with the investigation, but state police will be handling the crash reconstruction investigation. All lanes were reopened as of 9 a.m. Thursday, according to the release.

Anyone with information related to the fatality is asked to call the Maryland State Police barrack in Frederick at 301-600-4150.

— Jeremy Arias

Jeremy Arias is the Frederick city and government reporter for The Frederick News-Post.

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