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Pedestrian killed when State Highway Patrol car strikes him on I-85 in Charlotte

Part of Interstate 85 in northeast Charlotte remains closed after a pedestrian was struck and killed early Friday at Sugar Creek Road.
Part of Interstate 85 in northeast Charlotte remains closed after a pedestrian was struck and killed early Friday at Sugar Creek Road. Kristen Hampton / WBTV

A man trying to dart across lanes on Interstate 85 in Charlotte was struck and killed early Friday by the car of a State Highway Patrol trooper who was on routine patrol, the Highway Patrol said.

The man was Derrick Mason of Charlotte, according to the Highway Patrol.

Mason was struck about 1 a.m. near West Sugar Creek Road as he tried to cross I-85’s northbound lanes.

Three of the four northbound lanes were closed until 6:45 a.m. as the Highway Patrol investigated.

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