Jan. 17, 2019, update: The Washington State Patrol released the identity of the deceased pedestrian late Wednesday.
A pedestrian on Interstate 5 was struck and killed by a semitruck driven by a 42-year-old Deming man in Skagit County north of Burlington Tuesday night.
According to the Washington State Patrol release on the incident, which occurred at approximately 7:16 p.m., the pedestrian, later identified as 27-year-old Michael J. Schuchart of Burlington, was in the left lane of southbound I-5, just north of milepost 229.
A black 2016 Kenworth semi driven by Rustin R. Graham fatally struck the pedestrian, according to the release.
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The State Patrol is still investigating the incident, according to the release.