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Piedmont, SC (FOX Carolina) - Early Thursday morning, the coroner was called to an accident on I-85 for a pedestrian who was hit and killed. 

According to the Anderson County Coroner's Office, at 2:50 a.m. a pedestrian was hit and killed by an 18-wheeler.  

The coroner says it happened near mile marker 36 in the southbound lanes of I-85 near the Highway 86 exit. 

The office later identified the victim as 35-year-old Royal Christopher Oliver Hall of Easley. According to the office, Hall apparently tried to cross the interstate from the southbound lane to the northbound lane, but apparently was struck in the fast lane.

The investigation is still ongoing.

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