A pedestrian was killed in Temple Friday night after being struck by an SUV while attempting to cross 31st Street.

Police responded to the 4800 block of S. 31st shortly after 8 p.m. after receiving a 911 call about an accident. An initial investigation revealed that an SUV was traveling north on S. 31st when a male pedestrian attempting to cross walked directly into its path. Another motorist stopped and attempted to aid the victim before Temple Fire and Rescue and Scott and White EMS arrived to treat the injured man. However, their efforts were unsuccessful, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene by a Justice of the Peace.

The driver of the SUV remained at the scene and is said to be cooperating with police. Temple PD’s Traffic Accident Reconstruction Unit is investigating the incident.

The identity of the victim was withheld pending notification of next of kin.