Man struck, killed by vehicle while attempting to walk across 287 in Mansfield

The Mansfield Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred earlier this morning along southbound Highway 287 near Lone Star Road.

At around 4:30am, a driver traveling southbound on 287 called 9-1-1 to report he had hit something in the roadway. It was too dark outside to see, but he believed it was a deer.

First arriving units found a man laying in the center median of the roadway with serious injuries. Paramedics pronounced him deceased on the scene.

Investigators believe the man was attempting to walk across the highway when he was fatally struck by the vehicle.

The pedestrian has been identified as a 42-year-old man from Kennedale.

The driver remained at the scene after the collision. He is cooperating with investigators. No charges have been filed at this time.