HOUSTON -

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a pickup truck in southwest Houston.

The accident happened at around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday on Westheimer near Beltway 8.

Investigators said the victim was trying to cross in an unprotected area of Westheimer when he was hit. The 51-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been released.

The driver of the pickup stopped and stayed at the scene until police arrived.

Before officers made the scene, a second car that was behind the pickup could not stop in time and sideswiped the truck.

No one else was injured.