The Texas Department of Public Safety says a man walking in the eastbound lane of FM 2516 was struck and killed by a vehicle last night.

The incident occurred just before 10 p.m. last night. Authorities say 37-year-old Paul Keith Butler was apparently walking about three feet inside the eastbound lane off FM 2516 when he was struck by a vehicle driven by a 21-year-old local resident.

Butler was taken to Wadley Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Nancy Talley. The accident is under investigation by the Texas DPS.