A 26-year-old Beaverton man who was walking along Interstate 5 near Azalea was struck and killed Wednesday morning, Oregon State Police reported.

A 26-year-old Beaverton man who was walking along Interstate 5 near Azalea was struck and killed Wednesday morning, Oregon State Police reported.

Jason Daniel Fugazzi was walking in the middle of the right southbound lane near I-5's milepost 88 at about 6:20 a.m. Wednesday when he was struck by a southbound 2003 Ford pickup driven by Carl Ford, 80, from Azalea, OSP Sgt. Steve Mitchell said.

Mitchell said police had received several calls about a man walking along the fog line and periodically darting into the travel lane. Fugazzi was struck before officers could get to the area to investigate the earlier reports, he said.

Fugazzi was wearing a black coat and dark pants that made him difficult to see in the dark, foggy conditions, Mitchell said.

"The driver is not at fault," he said.

Ford was using safety restraints and was not injured.

Police found Fugazzi's vehicle parked along the highway about 10 miles away, but aren't sure why he had left it and set out on foot, Mitchell said.

Fugazzi was pronounced dead at the scene. The right southbound lane was closed for about five hours during the investigation, slowing traffic Wednesday morning. OSP troopers from the Roseburg office are continuing the investigation.

OSP was assisted at the scene by the Oregon Department of Transportation, Azalea Fire Department, Glendale Ambulance and the Douglas County Medical Examiner's Office.