The DPS reports a Rhode Island man died this morning after he was struck by a vehicle in Port Arthur. The 35-year old man was lying in the outside lane of traffic on Highway 87 when he was hit by a pickup truck. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup was not hurt. The DPS continues its investigation into why the man was in the highway. The man has been identified as 35-year old Brian Chase from the state of Rhode Island.