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UPDATE: Man killed by VDOT salt truck identified

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Jerry W. Otey, 44, of Abingdon was killed by VDOT salt truck in Washington County, VA Thursday night. Jerry W. Otey, 44, of Abingdon was killed by VDOT salt truck in Washington County, VA Thursday night.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA (WVVA)  A Virginia man is killed Thursday night after being hit by a VDOT salt truck.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. on Highway 11 3/10 of a mile west of Rout 80 in Washington County. According to Master Trooper R.A. Maddox with the Virginia State Police, Jerry W. Otey, 44, of Abingdon, VA was walking along the highway when a Virginia Department of Transportation salt truck driven by Philip Vestal, 39, of Abingdon, VA,  hit him.

Both sides of the highway were closed Thursday night while troopers surveyed the scene.The cause and circumstances of the crash remain under investigation at this time.

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