Man struck, killed while walking on East Freeway

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by khou.com staff

khou.com

Posted on July 3, 2011 at 12:42 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 3 at 3:51 PM

HOUSTON – A man was killed after being struck by several cars on the East Freeway in east Houston late Saturday night.

Deputies said a man in his mid-30s was walking in the main lanes of East Freeway near Avenue C around 9:45 p.m.

Authorities said a pickup truck traveling in the middle lane did not see him and struck the man. He was then hit or run over by several more cars, deputies said.

He died at the scene.

Deputies said the pickup truck that struck the man stopped and waited for authorities to arrive.

It was not known why the victim was walking on the highway.

No other injuries were reported.

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