WINDHAM — Police tonight are trying to identify a man who was struck by a car and killed on River Road in Windham around 2:50 p.m.

According to witnesses, the man stepped out onto River Road, near the Westbrook line, and an oncoming car swerved to avoid him, said Sgt. David Thomas, of the Windham Police Department. But a second car in the line of traffic was not able to avoid the man, and struck him, Thomas said.

Thomas said the man had no identification on him and police have been unable to identify him. Thomas said the man was probably in his late 40s or early 50s, with scraggly brown hair, partially gray, and a beard. He was wearing an orange Baltimore Orioles baseball cap.

Anyone who might be able to identify the man should call Windham police at 892-2525.

The man was struck by a 1995 Toyota Camry driven by Paul Cady of Westbrook. The accident is still under investigation, but Thomas said that according to witness accounts it looks like the cause was “pedestrian error.”

The accident caused police to shut down River Road from Anderson Road to the Westbrook line. In Westbrook, where the road is known as Cumberland Street, it was closed from Windham to Pierce Street. The road was re-opened in both directions by about 6:50 p.m.