Police identify man who was hit by tractor-trailer on Interstate 40 Westbound in Greensboro


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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two lanes of Interstate 40 westbound near exit 217 have reopened after a man was hit by a tractor-trailer in Greensboro Thursday afternoon, according to the Greensboro Police Department.

Austin Halcomb has non-life-threatening injuries after being hit in the westbound lanes of I-40 near Exit 217, according to Greensboro police.

Witnesses said Halcomb was struck near the Gate City Boulevard exit as he was walking in to the roadway at about 2:11 p.m., according to a police press release.

Greensboro police say the victim was running across the road, dropped something, came back to get it and was hit by the tractor-trailer.

The collision temporarily closed two lanes of I-40 westbound near exit 217, but all lanes have since reopened.

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