Man who got out of SUV parked on shoulder hit by car, killed on I-10 EB

Deadly crash snarls traffic for hours on I-10 eastbound

Traffic is backed up on I-10 after a deadly crash. Although the crash site has cleared, police are diverting traffic which has backed up parts of the interstate.

A 38-year-old man from Des Plaines, Illinois, was killed early Thursday morning when he got out of his SUV on I-10 eastbound and was hit by a car, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Troopers said the SUV was parked on the north shoulder of I-10 eastbound between State Road 23 and U.S. 301. The car was headed east in the left travel lane just before 4 a.m. when the man moved from the area where the SUV was parked into the car’s path.

FHP said the passenger side of the car’s bumper hit the man, who died from his injuries.

The 30-year-old woman driving the car and her 30-year-old male passenger -- both from Gainesville -- were not injured. Troopers said both were wearing seat belts.

According to troopers, two other people were in the SUV that the man had gotten out of before he was hit. They were not hurt and remained at the scene, FHP said.

All eastbound lanes of I-10 were closed for hours and traffic was at a standstill until the crash was cleared around 8 a.m.

Another crash at the Nassau/Baker County line around the time of the first crash clearing then caused secondary delays, FHP said.