Police release name of man struck, killed on I-95

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island State Police have released the name of the man struck and killed by a vehicle on Interstate 95 in Pawtucket over the weekend.

Police say 57-year-old Ricardo Masariegos was struck at about 9 p.m. Saturday while walking on the highway.

Police say Masariegos was walking in the breakdown lane, then began crossing the highway, before being hit in the southbound high-speed lane.

The driver stopped and attempted life-saving measures on the victim, police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing, however police say speed and alcohol were not factors.