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Deputies identify pedestrian killed on I-77 Wednesday

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An Ohio man was killed after being hit by a car on Interstate 77 Wednesday morning.

Stephen M. Staudt, 54, was killed near mile marker 106, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department.

Staudt was hit by a 2010 Nissan Versa driven by Winnifer G. Jones, 46, of Huntington, the news release states. Jones was traveling north in heavy rain when the wreck happened. Staudt was walking near or in the travel lane at the time.

Staudt's identification had an Ohio address, according to the news release. But his family in Pennsylvania was later notified.

The Sheriff's Department's accident reconstruction unit is investigating the wreck, the news release states. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be referred to the Kanawha County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, which is standard procedure. The Prosecutor's Office will determine whether charges will be filed against Jones.