WATSONVILLE, Calif. -

A man was struck and killed while walking along Highway 129 in Watsonville Monday night, the California Highway Patrol reported.

CHP said they received a call around 11 p.m. that a man trying to cross the highway just past Lakeview Road was struck by a car driving west.

The pedestrian was thrown into the air and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver and his passengers were not injured. The highway was closed for two hours while officers investigation.

The victim's name has not yet been released.