A 37-year-old man was hit and killed by a tractor-trailer as he tried to cross Loop 340 late Saturday night, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

Police were called to the 1100 block of West Loop 340 shortly before 10 p.m. after Jason Lee Strawn was hit by a tractor-trailer. Swanton said the initial investigation revealed that the driver of the tractor-trailer was traveling north on Loop 340 when Strawn tried to cross the roadway and was fatally hit by the truck.

Strawn was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Diane Hensley. An autopsy was ordered.

Police continue to investigate the crash, Swanton said.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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