Pedestrian killed in Boone Co. accident

(HEBRON, KY) -- A traffic collision in Hebron has claimed the life of a pedestrian.

Just before 6 a.m. Wednesday, a man was walking on the side of the road in the 2300 block of Litton Lane when he was struck by a pickup truck.

Police say James Helton, 54, was walking east in the westbound lane when he was struck by a Chevy pick-up truck driven by Duncan McDannold, 33, of Villa Hills.

Helton was transported by Hebron EMS to St. Luke Hospital West, where he was pronounced dead.

Litton Lane is a non-lighted, 30 mph speed limit, two lane, no outlet road with no shoulder in an industrial office complex.

The accident is being investigated by the Boone County Sheriff Department's Accident Reconstruction Team.