A Temple, Texas man died when he was struck by a commercial vehicle on I-65 in Simpson County on Monday, July 6.

Kentucky State Police say Otokini Wokoma, 23, was struck by the vehicle near the northbound 10-mile marker just before 3 a.m.

State Police say for unknown reasons Wokoma was running across the middle lane of travel when he was struck by a Freightliner driven by Edgar Martinez, 39, of Escobedo, Mexico.

State Police say Martinez attempted to avoid striking Wokoma, but was unable to miss him.

Wokoma was pronounced dead at the scene by the Simpson County Coroner.

The investigation is being led by Trooper Katan Parker. He was assisted at the scene by the Simpson County Coroner’s Office, Franklin-Simpson Fire Rescue, Simpson County Sheriff’s Office and Franklin-Simpson Ambulance Service.

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