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UDOT seeking help in identifying victim

The Utah Department of Public Safety hopes the public can help identify a pedestrian hit on I-80 early Sunday.

About 5:30 a.m., the man entered eastbound lanes of the freeway. He stood in the center lane of traffic near 700 East as two semitrailer trucks approached. The first semi swerved and missed the man. The second semi hit and killed the man, UHP spokesman Derek Jensen said.

The incident could be a suicide. The man did not try to avoid the semis. He stood in the road with his arms up in front of him, Jensen said.

The man had no identification. The Utah State Medical Examiner's Office will try to identify him. The public is also asked to help, Jensen said.

The man was described as white, in his late 20s or early 30s. He was about 5 feet 2 inches and 120 pounds. His hair was brown and eyes were hazel. He wore a black T-shirt and black pants, Jensen said.