Michael Edward Jowers, a 55-year-old Tyler native, is dead after being struck by a vehicle around 1:48 a.m. Tuesday on FM-14 in Smith County, just north of Tyler.

A preliminary crash investigation indicated that a Chevrolet driven by 33-year-old Tyler man, Danny Keith McMiller was heading north on FM-14 when he struck Jowers who was walking in the roadway.

Jowers was pronounced dead at the scene, and his body was taken to a Tyler funeral home. His next of kin has been notified.

The crash is still under investigation. Refresh for updates.