HOUSTON -- A 78-year-man diedMonday morning after he was run over by an 18-wheeler in the parking lot of a gas station in northeast Harris County, according to the Harris County Sheriff s Department.

It happened at a Chevron gas station off the Eastex Freeway near East Mount Houston around 7:30 a.m.

The man was collecting cans in a shopping cart when he walked into the path of the truck which was pulling away from the canopy, deputies said.

The man s family members said that he was hard of hearing. The driver of the truck said that he did not see the man.

No chargeshave been filed.
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