CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – A Bullard man was killed late Sunday night after being hit by Cherokee County sheriff’s deputy, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

The department said that just before midnight, the Deputy Juan Munoz was patrolling in the 3000 block of FM 346 when he struck a pedestrian that was “walking south on the edge of [the road.]”

“While he was in that area he was travelling southbound and struck a pedestrian that was also travelling southbound,” said Cherokee County Sheriff Brent Dickson.

Deputies “notified EMS immediately who was dispatched to the scene.” The pedestrian was identified as 43-year-old Tony Boswell, a Bullard native.

“He got out and notified dispatch to contact EMS another deputy who was in the area who was a licensed EMT arrived on scene and they began live saving measures,” said Dickson.

Boswell was taken to a Tyler hospital where he later died from his injuries. Munoz is on administrative leave while an internal investigation is conducted.

The sheriff’s office said that foul play is not suspected. The Texas Highway Patrol was brought in to work the accident scene.

Dickson asked the community to “pray for the Boswell family and his friends as well as the deputies involved.”

“It’s a devastating time for everyone involved. The Boswell family, the friends and family took a great loss last night and our deputy is going to have to live with the accident for the rest of his life. It’s going to be something that weighs on the family And the deputies involved,” said Dickson.

The family of Boswell has created a GoFundMe for Tony to help pay for his funeral expenses.