Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Amherst

April 20, 2012 Updated Apr 20, 2012 at 7:38 AM EDT

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April 20, 2012 Updated Apr 20, 2012 at 7:38 AM EDT

AMHERST, NY (WKBW) - A pedestrian was struck and killed late Thursday night along Millersport Highway in Amherst, according to Amherst Police.

It happened around 11:00 p.m. Thursday between New Road and Transit Road.

According to police, the victim, 36-year-old Jason Murphy of Lockport was walking north along Millersport when he was struck by a pick-up truck.

Officials believe Murphy may have been hitch-hiking when the accident occurred.