WENDOVER — The Utah Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly auto-pedestrian crash on I-80 near the Port of Entry on the Utah/Nevada border.

UHP troopers said a 44-year-old man from Salt Lake City was hitchhiking alongside the freeway about 6 a.m. Wednesday, when a car swerved to miss him.

"A semi right behind her didn't see him and hit him," UHP Trooper Cameron Roden said. "It hit him and killed him."

Troopers said they are still investigating the crash and have not released the victim's name.