Police report a person walking along I-5 in Tualatin was struck and killed by a semi Monday night in the northbound lanes of I-5

A Tualatin man was struck and killed by a semi-truck on Interstate 5 on Monday evening, Oct. 12, police say.

Eric Laursen, 47, was walking across the northbound lanes of the freeway near the Lower Boones Ferry Road exit at about 8:01 p.m. when he was hit by a Freightliner truck, the Oregon State Police said.

Laursen was pronounced dead at the scene.

It was not immediately clear why Laursen was walking in the travel lanes of the freeway.

State troopers were assisted at the scene by Tualatin and Hillsboro police, the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Metro West Ambulance, and the Oregon Department of Transportation.

(This story has been updated to reflect the name of the victim and driver involved with this accident.)

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