PREMONT - A Falfurrias man died Tuesday evening on Highway 281 just south of Premont in a auto-pedestrian accident.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating the fatal crash that claimed the life of Ricardo Rodriguez, 33 years old, that occurred at approximately 9:38 p.m. two miles south of Premont.

According to the DPS preliminary investigation, a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze car, occupied by a male driver only, was traveling south on U.S. Highway 281, which is dark and not lighted in that area.

Rodriguez was walking across the southbound lane of the highway when he was struck by the vehicle.

Rodriguez was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash. DPS Troopers are investigating the fatal crash.