Man walking on Highway 290 dies after being struck by 18-wheeler

Man walking on Highway 290 dies after being struck by 18-wheeler

Credit: KHOU

The incident happened around 8 p.m. Monday near Brittmoore Road, not far from Beltway 8.

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by KHOU.com staff

khou.com

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 6:10 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 7 at 7:30 AM

HOUSTON -– A man was killed when he was struck by an 18-wheeler while walking on an elevated portion of Highway 290, authorities said.

The incident happened around 8 p.m. Monday near Brittmoore Road, not far from Beltway 8.

Investigators said it wasn’t known how the man got to the elevated portion of the freeway without being spotted. An 18-wheeler couldn’t stop in time and struck the pedestrian, who died at the scene.

The accident shut down the inbound lanes of 290 for several hours, causing a traffic jam.

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