Authorities are trying to identify a man who walked in front of a big rig truck and was killed on Highway 99 near Tulare.
About 1:35 a.m. Thursday, Royal McCoy, 32, of West Palm Beach, Florida was driving his semi-trailer south on Highway 99, just north of Bardsley Avenue, when a man walked down an embankment next to the highway and into the truck’s path.
He died at the scene.
Why he did it or if he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not known, the California Highway Patrol said.
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Anyone with information about the man’s identity or what happened should call the Visalia CHP office at 559-734-6767.