ANDERSON COUNTY — A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a vehicle Thursday morning in Anderson County.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, around 5:45 a.m., troopers responded to a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on US Highway 287, about five miles north of Elkhart.

The preliminary crash report indicates the driver of a car, identified as Tami Lashon Sheppard, 42, of Grapeland, was traveling south on US 287 when she hit a pedestrian, identified as Panayotis Asimakis Pavlis, 41, who was walking in the southbound lane of traffic.

Pavlis was pronounced dead at the scene and was taken to a Palestine funeral home.

DPS says there was no known address of Pavils and the crash remains under investigation.