A Searcy man was killed in the early morning hours of July 20 when he was hit by two vehicles while walking on Interstate 530.

According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, Michael W. Coates, 41, was walking along the inside southbound traffic lane of the highway when he was hit by an unknown vehicle which left the scene, and then by a second vehicle, a 2013 Buick that was also southbound.

The accident was reported at 1:16 a.m. near mile marker 35 at White Hall, and Coates was pronounced dead at the scene.

State Police are still investigating the accident.

The death was the 260th reported so far this year on the state’s highways.