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A Jasper man is dead after being struck by a semi.

Tuesday afternoon, 46-year-old Charles Copeland of Evansville was driving a Freightliner Semi Truck on Interstate 64 near the 55-mile marker in Spencer County.

Meanwhile, 67-year-old Gerald Kluemper of Jasper parked his car on the shoulder of the interstate and walked into lanes of traffic.

As Copeland merged his semi into the passing lane of the road, he struck Kluemper. Kluemper was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is still being investigated.

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