Pedestrian killed attempting to cross highway

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A 50-YEAR-OLD male pedestrian has died after he was hit by a truck at Tweed Heads this afternoon.

Police said the crash occurred at about 12.25pm today (Thursday, August 31) on the M1 (Pacific Highway) near the Kirkwood Drive exit.

The male truck driver was assessed on site by NSW Ambulance paramedics and will undergo mandatory testing.

Emergency crews are on site with more information to come.

The pedestrian may have been attempting to cross the highway.

Motorists are being advised to use the Tweed Heads and Terranora routes as diversions. Both northbound lanes are closed.

Police said road closures are in place around the crash site. For the latest on road conditions motorists should check www.livetraffic.com

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000