A 19-year-old Steinbach man was killed early Thursday morning after being hit by a semi-trailer truck while walking on Highway 52.
The accident happened shortly after 1 a.m. about six kilometres east of Steinbach.
RCMP say the 39-year-old Brandon driver of the semi believed he had hit wildlife, but realized it was a pedestrian after stopping. The truck was travelling westbound at the time of the crash.
Alcohol is not considered a factor and police are continuing to investigate.
The roadway was closed for about four hours.