Man struck, killed while crossing local highway identified

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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) Police Thursday identified a man who died after he was hit by a truck while attempting to cross U.S. Highway 190/Interstate 14 Tuesday morning as Wayne Clarke, 56, of Killeen.

The accident was reported just before 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The Dodge Ram pickup truck was eastbound in the middle lane of the highway just before the W.S. Young Drive exit when it hit the victim, who was walking north across the highway.

Clarke was wearing dark clothing, and the driver of the pickup said he saw a silhouette in front of him, but couldn’t avoid hitting the man who was pronounced dead just before 6:40 a.m.

An autopsy was ordered.