UPDATE: Pedestrian killed on I-75 identified
MOUNT VERNON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man who was hit and killed while reportedly trying to cross I-75 in Rockcastle County early Monday morning has been identified.
State Police say 28-year old Rubin Omar Gimenez, of San Bonito, Texas, was trying to cross the northbound lanes around 4:30 a.m. when he was hit and killed by a commercial vehicle.
Investigators say no charges are expected against the driver.
State Police say investigators are still trying to determine why Gimenez was trying to cross the interstate.
The deadly accident led to the temporary closure of that stretch of I-75, which resulted in a traffic backup despite having a detour in place.