Pennsylvania State Police have identified the pedestrian who was fatally struck on Interstate 90 Thursday night in eastern Erie County.

Firefighters and the Pennsylvania State Police were called to the accident just before 10 p.m. According to a PSP report, police responded to reports of a male pedestrian lying on I-90.

Further investigation revealed the person was fatally struck by a tractor-trailer trcuk in the eastbound lane near mile marker 44 (near North East and State Line) and pronounced dead at the scene. Police have identified the victim as 47-year-old Jerry Cox Jr. of Corry.

PSP continues to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP in Erie at 814-898-1641.

Traffic was directed off I-90 at Route 89 throughout the night. State police said the interstate was closed eastbound to the New York State line.

As of 5:15 a.m. on Friday, the section of Interstate 90 from Exit 41 to the State Line has reopened.