CROCKETT COUNTY, Texas — A 69-year-old Ozona man was killed Tuesday morning after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street.

According to a preliminary crash report from the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 2019 Dodge Ram pickup truck, driven by David Leija, 43, of Ozona, was traveling east on Avenue K in Ozona, approaching the intersection of Avenue J.

Juan Francisco Esparza, 69, of Ozona, was walking west, crossing the intersection of Avenue J and Avenue K. 

Leija entered the intersection and because of environmental obstruction from the sun in the eastern horizon, struck Esparza.

Esparza suffered serious bodily injury, according to the report, and was pronounced dead at the Ozona Family Health Center by Dr. Marcus Sims.