Orlando man dies after being hit by 7 cars while walking across I-4

HILLBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A 48-year-old Orlando man died Tuesday after troopers said he was struck by at least seven cars while walking across the lanes of Interstate 4 in Hillsborough County.

Troopers said the man walked northbound across the eastbound lanes of the interstate for an unknown reason early Tuesday morning.

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None of the drivers involved in the crash were injured.

Investigators said the crash closed the eastbound lanes of I-4 near mile marker 19 until 12:40 p.m.

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.