A Nacogdoches man died when he was hit by an 18-wheeler Friday morning.

Ethan Smith, 23, of Nacogdoches, was on U.S. 259 about 12 miles north of Nacogdoches when his car had broken down around 11 a.m., according to Texas state troopers.

“The driver of the disabled vehicle, for unknown reasons, entered into the southbound (outside) lane on foot...” according to a statement issued Friday by the state troopers.

Smith was struck by Luis Moreno, 33, of Laredo, Texas, who was driving a semi-truck south on the road. Moreno was not injured in the crash.

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