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HOUSTON A 36-year-old man died early Sunday morning after he was hit by an SUV on the Gulf Freeway near Clear Lake Boulevard, police said.

The Houston Police Department said that at about 3:30 a.m. Florencio Gutierrez and his wife were pushing their green Toyota Tercel that was disabled on the shoulder of the southbound lanes of the freeway.

A Chevrolet Tahoe came along and did not see the couple, police said. The SUV struck Gutierrez and the side of the car.

Gutierrez died at the scene, while his wife was able to get out of the way in time and was not hurt, police said. The man driving the Tahoe stopped and called 911.

No charges are expected

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