By CBSMiami.com Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A man was struck and killed Friday afternoon by a vehicle on southbound I-75 near Miami Gardens Drive.

Police said a pedestrian walked onto the roadway and was struck by an oncoming commercial landscaping truck.

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The victim was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center where he later died.

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Traffic on the I-75 southbound lanes was shut down for hours.

Authorities urged drivers to take the Palmetto, Miami Gardens Drive or Krome Avenue as alternate routes.

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The Florida Highway Patrol has taken over the investigation.

CBSMiami.com Team