SAN DIEGO — A man was hit and killed by a trash truck Tuesday morning in the downtown area, San Diego Police confirmed.

The crash happened around 5:22 a.m. near the intersection of C Street and Sixth Avenue.

According to police, a man crawled from the sidewalk into the roadway when he was hit by the driver of a private trash truck traveling south on Sixth Avenue.

Police were on scene for several hours conducting traffic control near the scene of the crash as officials investigated the incident.

The identity of the man who died has not yet been publicly released. He is believed to be 30 to 40 years old, police said.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident was asked to contact SDPD’s Traffic Division at 858-495-7800 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.