Man identified after being struck by tractor trailer on I-81 South

LAFAYETTE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The man struck by a FedEx tandem tractor trailer along I-81 South on Friday night has been identified. 

Investigators with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office say 36-year old Madhav Regmi of Syracuse was killed after helping secure the door of his friend's car on the shoulder of the road.  

When Regmi returned to his car, he was struck by the passing FedEx tractor trailer. Deputies responded to the scene around 10:30 Friday night. 

Regmi was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident happened near the LaFayette exit on I-81. 

The driver of the FedEx tractor trailer, a 43 year old man from Oswego County, was not injured.

New York State Police and LaFayette Fire Department also responded to the scene.

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