VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla - The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating after I-4 east was shut down for hours early Sunday morning after a man was hit and killed by a vehicle on the roadway.
The crash happened just before 2 a.m. on the interstate, near the mile marker 118 exit for State Road 44 in DeLand.
Troopers said the 72-year-old man was heading east when his Ford Explorer went off the roadway and struck a guardrail after a tire blew out. The SUV came to a stop, partially inside the travel lane.
Moments later, troopers said a Chevy Camaro, also headed east, collided into the back of the Explorer that was exposed in the travel lane.
Witnesses at the scene said that's when the 72-year-old man got out of this vehicle and walked to the inside lane, and was then struck by the driver of a Lexus IS300.
The man died at the scene, officials said.