A man trying to flag down a ride on I-80 about 42 miles east of Wendover was killed early Wednesday morning when he stepped into the path of a semitrailer truck.

A Utah Highway Patrol dispatcher said the man's identity was being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.The man, 47, was carrying a duffle bag and had been attempting to hitch a ride when he was struck by a truck driven by Keith Hoover, 28, Chariton, Iowa, about 3 a.m., the dispatcher said.