WILDOMAR — A man was hit by a tractor-trailer as he walked along a Wildomar street Tuesday and died at the scene.

The fatality happened about 6 a.m. in the area of Bundy Canyon Road and Christopher Lane, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Sgt. Steve Jimenez said the pedestrian, whose name was not immediately released, was walking east on Bundy Canyon — where there are only dirt shoulders, not hard surfaces, that serve as walkways — when he was struck from behind by the big rig.

The trucker, who was not hurt, was questioned by deputies and released, Jimenez said.

Both sides of Bundy Canyon were closed for five hours while a preliminary investigation was conducted.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s Lake Elsinore station at 951-245-3300.

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