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Pedestrian struck, killed by fuel tanker truck Monday in Mt. Airy

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Posted at 3:47 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 14:45:41-05

MOUNT AIRY, Md. — A fuel tanker truck struck and killed a pedestrian on I-70 in Mount Airy, Monday morning.

It happened shortly after 6:30 am on the westbound side prior to route 27.

Maryland State Police say 27-year-old Lawrence R. Acton, of Walkersville, was walking in the third lane when he was hit.

The truck operator, a 49-year-old Baltimore man, was unable to stop in time to avoid collision. He remained on scene.

It's unclear why Action was walking in the middle of the interstate.

Anyone with information should call Maryland State Police at 410-386-3000.