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Pedestrian hit, killed by 18-wheeler overnight in Onslow County

A Jacksonville man was killed overnight after being hit by an 18-wheeler while he was trying to cross an Onslow County highway.

A Jacksonville man was killed overnight after being hit by an 18-wheeler while he was trying to cross an Onslow County highway.

Highway Patrol confirmed to NewsChannel 12 that 63-year-old Jeffrey Loux was walking on Highway 24 at Highway 53 outside of Jacksonville when an eastbound 18-wheeler tractor trailer struck him just after midnight.

Officials said Loux died at the scene. Troopers are waiting on toxicology reports to determine what, if anything, may have contributed to the accident.

No charges are being filed against the driver of the tractor trailer, Highway Patrol officials said.

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