Pedestrian struck and killed trying to cross Onslow County highway

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A Jacksonville man is dead after troopers say he walked out into the path of an 18-wheeler just after midnight.

The Highway Patrol says 63-year-old Jeffrey Loux was killed. They say the man was trying to cross Highway 24 at Highway 53 outside of Jacksonville when the eastbound 18-wheeler struck him.

Loux died at the scene, and they're waiting on toxicology reports to see if anything may have contributed to the accident.

Troopers say there will be no charges against the tractor trailer driver who is from Woodleaf.