Man hit, killed trying to cross highway

May 10, 2009 6:02:06 AM PDT
A man is dead after being hit by an off-duty police officer in northwest Harris County. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

At around 11pm, the off-duty officer, who was in his personal car, was heading southbound on Highway 249 near Fallbrook when a man tried to walk across the road. The off-duty officer was not able to avoid him.

The man was hit and he died at the scene. Authorities think the victim may have been intoxicated.

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