Man killed while crossing I-44

Man killed while crossing I-44

LAWTON, Okla._A portion of I-44 was shut down after a pedestrian was hit by a truck and killed.

Police say the man was crossing I-44 from west to east near the casino when he was hit by a southbound truck around 7:00 p.m. Thursday. Police have only identified him as a black male and they were still working to identify him as of Friday afternoon. His body was sent to the Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office for identification and further investigation.

The driver said the man bolted out into traffic. Conditions were rainy at the time. Neither the driver nor passenger were injured.

Both southbound lanes of I-44 between Gore Boulevard and Lee Boulevard were shut down for four hours.