A man was fatally struck by a tractor-trailer Monday morning in Athens.

Athens police say that the victim, identified as Timothy D. Oden, 36, of Athens, was standing in the center two-way turn lane of South White Street (Highway 30) in front of the McMinn County Justice Center.

When the tractor-trailer approached, police say that Oden, who was dressed in all dark clothing, stepped out in front of the vehicle and was struck.

When police arrived, Oden was found in the road unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene when EMS crews arrived.

The driver of the truck did not suffer any injuries.