BUFORD, Ga. -- A pedestrian was hit by a car on Interstate 85 in Gwinnett County Tuesday morning.

The person was struck at around 6:30 a.m. on I-85 north at Buford Drive.

Dispatchers confirmed the victim was killed while trying to cross the highway. Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Edwin Ritter said investigators have made a tentative identification of the man and believe he was homeless. His name will not be released until next of kin is notified of his death.

There was no immediate word whether anyone will face charges.

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