Belton: Man struck, killed by 18-wheeler identified

A man was struck and killed early Monday when he was struck by an 18-wheeler as he walked along a local highway. (File)

BELTON, Texas (KWTX) Authorities Wednesday identified a man who was struck and killed by an 18-wheeler Monday morning as he walked in a westbound lane of U.S. Highway 19/Interstate 14 just outside of Belton as Bryan Clay Amaro, 33, of Killeen.

He was pronounced dead just before 7:50 a.m. Monday.

The highway was closed to traffic in the area of the accident and authorities were diverting traffic onto FM 2410 and FM 439.

The driver of the 18-wheeler stopped after the man was struck “and is cooperating with the investigation,” the DPS said.