HOUSTON -

A man was killed after he was hit by a tractor trailer while crossing the East Freeway.

The fatality happened shortly after 10:30 a.m. Monday on I-10 near Waco. Houston police say a tractor-trailer truck was traveling westbound on the East Freeway when a male pedestrian ran across the freeway and was struck by the truck.

The male pedestrian, 20, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

At one point, five lanes were closed while emergency crews were on scene.

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