Cobb police have identified a Canton man killed early Thursday morning while trying to cross Interstate 285 westbound.

Dustin Dalton, 29, was killed at about 4:40 a.m. when he entered the westbound lanes of the Atlanta perimeter and was struck by multiple vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, said Officer Sydney Melton, a spokesperson for the Cobb County Police Department.

The scene extended across all westbound lanes and required a complete closure of westbound I-285 until 9:20 a.m, Melton said. No charges are expected, but the investigation remains open, she said.

The incident closed I-285 westbound for about four hours Thursday morning.

“Avoid I-285 westbound over Highway 41. Roadway is shut down due to a fatal pedestrian collision,” a 5:30 a.m. post on the Cobb police department’s public Facebook page said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cobb County Police Department at 770-499-3987.

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Dustin Dalton,was my only child and his mother's(Amy Newborn) 1st born.This is devastating for us all.Thank you for your prayers,kind words.

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