A man was killed when he was struck by a tractor trailer near Clarenville on Wednesday morning.

Police said the man, 44, was on Route 230, about five kilometres from the Trans-Canada Highway, at around 6:30 a.m., when he was hit by a northbound transport truck.

The RCMP said the victim was in the roadway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

The victim's name is not being released.