HOUSTON – A woman trying to flag down a METRO bus was struck and killed by a driver early Monday.

Houston Police say the incident happened before sunrise on Beechnut not far from Boone.

Police say the woman was in the middle of the road trying to stop a bus when she was hit by a pickup driver. Police say the man in the truck stopped to be questioned and will not be charged.

The pedestrian is being blamed for the incident, according to police.

Beechnut was blocked in the area for more than an hour.