Man Killed in Houston, TX, Pedestrian Accident on South Loop
Houston, TX -- January 16, 2017, a man was killed following an accident in which he was struck by a vehicle on the South Loop.
Officials from the Houston Police Department report that the fatal incident occurred on the loop between Highway 225 and I-45. They received the call just after 6:30 p.m.
According to preliminary investigations, the 45-year-old driver, whose identity hasn't been released, ran out of gas and pulled off onto the left shoulder of the highway. He exited the vehicle and stood between the car and the left traffic lane. As he did so, a passing pickup made contact with him, knocking him into the roadway. He was then hit by a second vehicle.
Emergency services arrived on the scene, but the victim's injuries proved fatal. They pronounced him dead at the scene. All drivers cooperated with investigators, and no charges or citations were filed.
At this time, investigations are ongoing.
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