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Man killed trying to cross Highway 249

HOUSTON – A man was hit and killed by a car on 249 near Bammel around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night.

Police said a male driver was headed northwest on 249 when he hit the pedestrian with his Ford Mustang.  The man was crossing 249 in an unprotected area.

The man darted out from nowhere and he could not avoid hitting him, said the driver.

The mustang driver stopped and waited for police to give his report. The pedestrian died at the scene.

The driver showed no signs of intoxication and speed was not a factor so no charges are expected, according to deputies.

Police added that pedestrians should not be crossing roadways unless they are at an intersection with a light.