A Beaumont man was struck and killed by an 18-wheeler in Lumberton late Friday evening. Lumberton Police say 30-year-old Jody Alexander Hampshire was walking in the middle of the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 69 when he was hit by the truck.

Police said the truck driver, who wasn’t identified, told them that he did everything he could to avoid hitting the man, and witnesses along with evidence at the scene confirmed his statement.

Hampshire was pronounced dead at the scene.

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