DPS identifies pedestrian killed in crash on US 84

DPS identifies pedestrian killed in crash on US 84
One person is dead after being struck by a vehicle on US 84 early Tuesday morning. (Source: Michael Cantu)

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - One person has died after being struck by a vehicle early Tuesday morning on U.S. 84, between Lubbock and Shallowater.

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety were called to U.S. 84 near County Road 1700, near Shallowater just before 5:30 a.m.

An SUV was traveling westbound on US 84 in the outside lane of travel. The driver noticed a pedestrian walking in the roadway and tried to swerve to avoid hitting the person. Before the vehicle went into the barrow ditch, the pedestrian was hit.

The SUV lost control and rolled in the ditch.

The pedestrian, 56-year-old Scott Christopher Ely, died on the scene.

The driver of the SUV was taken to University Medical Center with head and neck injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.

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