GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A man is dead after he was hit by a vehicle while trying to cross Interstate-20 near Highway 360 Wednesday morning.

Police said they responded to the crash at around 3:20 a.m. after a male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle as he was crossing the freeway. Another vehicle also crashed into the one that hit the man.

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The crash caused the eastbound lanes of I-20 to be closed in that area going into Grand Prairie. Traffic could be seen backed up from Collins Street in Arlington.

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The freeway has since reopened after it was closed for several hours. Authorities are continuing to investigate what may have caused the crash.

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The identity of the victim has not yet been released.