Man Killed While Walking on Interstate; Police Close Highway
Wed, 10/13/2021 - 21:18 RCN Newsdesk
This story has been updated to include the victim's identity.
A man walking on the interstate was killed Wednesday night, Covington Police said.
Interstate 71/75 southbound was closed near the 12th St./Martin Luther King Blvd. exit while officers investigated.
Police were notified at around 8:20 p.m. that the man was walking on the interstate.
While officers were en route, the pedestrian was struck by a vehicle or vehicles, police said.
The man died at the scene.
Police later identified him as Jeffrey Alden, 34, of Burlington.
Police said that he was struck by a vehicle traveling in the right southbound lane of I-71/75. It is still unknown, police said, why Alden was walking on the interstate but witnesses told investigators that he may have been trying to get into cars and may have been in a manic state.
Police do not expect to file any criminal charges.
The Covington Police traffic unit and crime lab were on the scene reconstructing the crash.
Image via traffic cam