Troopers in Onslow County are investigating why a man walked out in front of traffic.

Highway Patrol says it happened around 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21st.

They say Julio Martinez, 33, walked out in front of traffic on Haws Run Road, near King Road.  He was hit by a vehicle and died.

The driver of the vehicle will not be charged.

An autopsy on Martinez is scheduled to learn more about what might have led to the incident.