Pedestrian hit, killed by car while walking on Parkway North

State police are investigating a fatal pedestrian crash on the Parkway North.

It happened on the inbound lanes of Route 279 between the Venture Street and East Street exits at around 2:45 a.m.

The crash involved a vehicle and a pedestrian during a heavy rainstorm, according to state police.

The driver of the SUV was traveling southbound in the center lane of the interstate. The pedestrian, who was walking southbound also in the center lane, was then struck by the SUV, state police said.

The pedestrian who was killed was identified later Tuesday afternoon by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office as Rodney Hall, 47, of Pittsburgh.

The driver stayed on scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

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