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Map courtesy Delaware State Police

A 40-year-old man was hit and killed by a Delaware State Police vehicle on State Route 1 in Rehoboth Beach early Sunday morning.

A trooper was out on a call around 12:15 a.m. on August 11, 2019, with his vehicle's lights and siren on, state police said.

Near the Route 1/Church Street intersection, the pedestrian stepped into the vehicle's path and was hit, according to police.

The pedestrian, who police said wasn't carrying a light, wasn't in a crosswalk and didn't have reflective clothing on, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The trooper involved, who's assigned to Troop 7 in Lewes, was placed on administrative leave until the investigation into the accident is completed.

State Route 1 was closed at the scene for about three-and-a-half after the accident.