Pedestrian killed on I-85

Published 9:01 am Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Lee County coroner said a man was killed overnight after being struck by a car while walking along Interstate 85.

Bill Harris said the 51-year-old man was retrieving items that fell off his sport utility vehicle when he was hit by a vehicle. The accident occurred at about 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Harris declined to release the man’s name because next-of-kin had not been notified.

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No charges were filed against the driver.

Opelika Police are handling the investigatio