HOUSTON — A man was fatally struck by a car Wednesday night on the Gulf Freeway.

Police said the man was walking across the freeway just after 8 p.m. when he was struck in the HOV lane on I-45 near the Lockwood Drive exit. They said the driver tried to avoid hitting the man, but had nowhere else to move.

According to police, the driver immediately stopped and try to render aid, but the victim was unresponsive and died at the scene.

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