Pedestrian fatally struck by vehicle on Atoka Co. highway

STRINGTOWN, Okla. (KXII) - A pedestrian was fatally stuck by a vehicle on US Highway 69 in Atoka County early Monday morning.

Troopers said CJ Gonzales, 19, of Welch, Oklahoma, was in the roadway when he was struck by a northbound van around 6:30 a.m. about 3 miles north of Stringtown.

Gonzales was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the van was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.