BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A 17-year-old boy was struck and killed by a tractor trailer early Wednesday on Interstate 83 in Baltimore County, authorities said.

Troopers were called to the southbound lanes of I-83 near Shawan Road shortly before 5 a.m. in response to a report about a pedestrian who had been struck by a tractor trailer, Maryland State Police said.

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The victim, identified as 17-year-old Kingdavid Okolo of Cockeysville, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

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Based on a preliminary investigation, troopers believe Okolo ran into the road before he was struck. The truck’s driver stayed at the scene.

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No one else was hurt in the crash, which remains under investigation.

CBS Baltimore Staff