A pedestrian was killed while trying to cross a busy highway in Berks County on Wednesday.

The accident happened at 9 p.m. on Route 422 East, near Weiser Lane, in Heidelberg Township.

James Grant Gladfelter, 30, of Womelsdorf, died when he was hit by an SUV driven by Yovanny Maldonado-Rosado, 34, of Reading, state police said.

Gladfelter was attempting to cross Route 422 when he was hit, police said.

Route 422 was closed for around five hours.