Man hit and killed in Scott County

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – One man is dead after being hit by a vehicle on I-75 in Scott County Thursday.

It happened on northbound I-75 at mile marker 122 around 6 a.m.

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According to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, a driver pulled off onto the side of the road and, as he started to merged onto I75, he struck a man who was walking along the shoulder.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Scott County Coroner’s Office says the victim is Michael Edwards, of Lexington.

The accident remains under investigation.