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Man dies after getting hit by truck while trying to cross highway

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Louisiana State Police said a man from north Louisiana was killed in Baton Rouge after getting hit by a truck while trying to cross a highway Thursday morning.

The victim was identified as Robert Vines, 62, of Winnfield. The crash happened on Jefferson Highway (LA 73) at Floynell Drive around 7:30 a.m.

Tpr. Jared Sandifer said Vines began to cross the highway after a vehicle in the right lane stopped. However, he added there was another vehicle behind it in the opposite lane.

According to Sandifer, the driver of the truck in the left lane could not see Vines because of the stopped vehicle in the right lane and could not swerve to miss hitting Vines.

Vines was taken to Baton Rouge General Bluebonnet where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the truck that hit him was not cited in the crash.

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