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Report: Man killed by tractor-trailer had been reported missing

April 12, 2018--3:43 p.m.


A man who was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer early Wednesday morning had just been reported missing.

According to the Floyd County Police reports, 70-year old William Cook of Shannon walked into the outside lane of Highway 53 near Old Shannon Road and into the path of a Freightliner Cascadia.

The driver of the truck said she did not see Cook in time to react.

Police were then notified that Cook had been reported missing from his home.

At the time, the pedestrian was unidentified.

The investigator made contact with the family, who confirmed the clothing description and a recent surgical scar.

The incident occurred at 2:50 a.m. Wednesday.

No charges were filed.