Police: Man Dies Crossing Highway 50

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A pedestrian was struck by a car while trying to cross Highway 50 in Pueblo Thursday night, closing the highway at Hudson Avenue while police conducted an investigation into the accident.

The 48-year-old victim, whose name is being withheld, died shortly after being transported to the hospital. Police say he is from Pueblo.

Pueblo police say the accident occurred just before 8 p.m. The initial investigation determined the victim was hit by a vehicle driven by a 39-year-old woman, also of Pueblo.

The highway reopened early Friday morning.

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