Man struck and killed while attempting to cross highway

They say a 78-year-old Stoney Creek man had left his vehicle on the side of the road and was crossing the highway when he was hit by a passing vehicle.

Ontario Provincial Police say a 78-year-old Stoney Creek man was killed while walking across the highway in Centre Wellington Thursday evening.

The man had exited his vehicle at the side of Wellington Road 18 near Lake Belwood and was trying to cross the road when he was struck by a passing motorist around 6 p.m., according to Wellington County OPP.

Police say the man was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries but later pronounced dead by hospital medical staff.