Pedestrian fatally struck by multiple vehicles on Interstate 89, Colchester

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COLCHESTER — A pedestrian died after being hit by multiple vehicles on Interstate 89 near mile marker 92 on May 6 at around 8:55 p.m., according to Vermont State Police.

Bhim Jogi, 38, of Colchester, was lying in the travel lane along the white fog line when he was struck.

He was hit by two passenger cars followed by a tractor-trailer truck.

Jogi was pronounced dead at the scene.

The drivers of the passenger vehicles stopped immediately following the accident and have cooperated with authorities.

The tractor-trailer did not remain at the scene, and state police are seeking information to identify and locate the operator.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the drivers of the passenger vehicles are not at fault due to the limited visibility at night and Jogi’s dark clothing, which made it difficult for the drivers to see him on the roadway.

Jogi’s body has been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.

Authorities are asking witnesses or those with relevant information to contact the Vermont State Police Williston Barracks at 802-878-7111.

Local police, fire, and rescue teams responded to the incident and assisted at the scene.

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