Emergency services were called to the A58 Whitehall Road, Wyke, at 11am yesterday (Wednesday) following the crash.
A 68-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Police said the pedestrian was involved in a collision with a lorry, and have spoken to the vehicle driver who stopped at the scene.
Officers are now trying to trace anyone who witnessed the incident or the lead up to the collision.
Witnesses are asked to contact Kirklees CID on 101, quoting log number 462 of March 1.