State troopers shut down all westbound lanes of Interstate 40 after a person was struck and killed by a vehicle Monday.

Police and medics received alerts from the accident at around 7:30 p.m.   All lanes were closed until around 11 p.m.

Officials are continuing an investigation into the tragic occurrence.

Nearly 12 pedestrians are killed in a traffic-related accident every day in the United States.   It is the duty of all road users to share the road and be alert to what is happening around them.  If you have been injured in a serious pedestrian accident or otherwise, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.