Pedestrian Killed in Incident That Shut Down Eastbound I-80

State police confirmed there was an incident involving a pedestrian in the roadway and said an investigation was ongoing

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One person was killed and all lanes of eastbound Interstate 80 were shut down at LaGrange Road for nearly two hours Wednesday after "an incident involving a pedestrian," state police said.

An accident was reported Wednesday morning in the eastbound lanes of the interstate near Route 43-Harlem Avenue.

State police confirmed there was an incident involving a pedestrian in the roadway. A preliminary investigation indicated a person jumped from 80th Avenue onto eastbound I-80 and was then hit by multiple vehicles, police said. 

Police and fire departments were at the scene, and a medical helicopter was called, according to initial reports. The 30-year-old man was airlifted to an area hospital in serious condition where he later "succumbed to his injuries," police said. 

All lanes were reopened just after noon, police said. 

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