LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Authorities are investigating after a pedestrian was struck and killed on I-64 East Tuesday night.

Officials say the incident happened on I-64 East just outside the Gene Snyder Freeway just before 8:30 p.m. after a victim was struck by a car.

Police are trying to determine how and why the victim was on the interstate.

The driver of the car was not hurt.

The interstate was closed for nearly three hours but has since reopened.