HICKORY, N.C. -- A pedestrian was hit and killed Sunday evening as he walked along the side of the I-40 highway.

According to North Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 8:14 p.m. Sunday.

Tracy Robert Cornelier was walking along I-40 East between the 124 and 125 exits in Hickory when he was hit by a vehicle.

The accident is currently under investigation.