A man’s wife knew something was wrong when her daughter called a second time early Thursday stranded on Interstate 95.

Her stepfather, 82-year-old Charles Burnice Sherrill, had arrived across the way, but she lost sight of him.

“I can’t find him, he’s out here somewhere,” 61-year-old Patricia Ann Harris told the St. Johns County dispatcher. Her mother had called 911 just moments earlier.

Charles Burnice Sherrill of Saint Johns was killed about 5:30 a.m. as he tried to assist Harris with her overheated Chevrolet HHR just north of International Golf Parkway.

Sherrill of Terrell Pappy Road was struck multiple times as he crossed on foot from the southbound lanes of the interstate, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Harris, of St. Augustine, was northbound when she pulled to the side of the interstate. Sherrill parked his Ford pickup on the inside median of southbound I-95 and stepped over the guardrail.

He was almost across the road to the right shoulder when he was hit, said Highway Patrol Sgt. Dylan Bryan.

Bryan said Sherrill was first struck by a Hyundai driven by Roger Dominquez, 45, of Jacksonville, who told investigators he saw the flashing emergency lights of Harris’ vehicle and the pickup. He said he did not see Sherrill and initially thought he had hit debris on the road.

He pulled over and realized he had hit a pedestrian, Bryan said.

Another driver who hit something in the road called 911 because he thought he hit a deer.

Sherill was wearing dark clothing when he was struck, according to the Highway Patrol.

Bryan said all the vehicles involved remained at the scene.

Sherrill’s family declined to comment Thursday.