Daily Staff Reports
A Front Royal man was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer early Sunday morning on U.S. 50 in Clarke County, according to state police.
Kevin Robert Hughes, 34, died at the scene, state police spokesman Sgt. F.L. "Les" Tyler said Monday evening.
He said Hughes had walked into the center of U.S. 50 about a half mile east of Va. 665 at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
A 2007 Freightliner tractor trailer was heading west on U.S. 50 when Hughes walked in front of it, Tyler said.
He said Trooper D.R. Ayers investigated the incident, and alcohol appeared to be a factor in Hughes' actions.
Speed wasn't a factor, and it appears the tractor-trailer driver didn't commit any violations, Tyler said.