CSP: Pedestrian dies after being hit by semi on Hwy 287

(Photo: MGN Online)

(Photo: MGN Online)

LAMAR, Colo. — A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a semi tractor-trailer while crossing the highway in eastern Colorado Friday evening.

The Colorado State Patrol told the Associated Press the pedestrian was crossing Highway 287 near Kit Carson in Lamar shortly after 11 p.m. Friday night when he was struck by a semi truck.

The victim was pronounced dead on the scene, said CSP.

Investigators said they did not suspect alcohol or speed to be factors in the accident.