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Pedestrian dies after being hit by a tractor-trailer in Southwest Virginia

Crash happened late Sunday night

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RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. – A 44-year-old man is dead after being hit by a tractor-trailer in Russell County on Sunday night, according to Virginia State Police.

At about 10 p.m., police responded to Route 58, near Route 671, where police say a man was hit in the eastbound lanes walking against traffic.

The tractor-trailer swerved, trying to avoid the man, but still hit him.

William Eugene Dixon, of Castlewood, Virginia was wearing dark-colored clothes and died at the scene, according to police.

The tractor-trailer driver, a 57-year-old man from Abingdon, Virginia, was not injured in the crash.

The Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction and Motor Carrier Safety teams responded and the incident remains under investigation.

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