Anthony Burns, 43, was struck by a commercial van on Benefit Street near Kenyon Avenue early Saturday morning. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Pawtucket police told Eyewitness News Monday that Burns was not in a crosswalk when he was struck.
Detective Sgt. Christopher LeFort said it appears he stepped onto Benefit Street to see if his bus was coming.
Police have not determined the cause of the crash, and are waiting to hear from the Rhode Island State Police Accident Reconstruction Team to determine if there were any contributing factors, such as speed.