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Driver who had exited truck is struck and killed along S.H. 10 in Hurst

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Be prepared when you hit the road. Here are some quick tips on what to do if you are in a car accident. (Nicole L. Cvetnic / McClatchy)
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Be prepared when you hit the road. Here are some quick tips on what to do if you are in a car accident. (Nicole L. Cvetnic / McClatchy)

A pedestrian was killed Thursday afternoon in Hurst when he got out of an apparently malfunctioning pickup truck along State Highway 10 and was hit by a passing car, police said.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office identified him Friday as 19-year-old Benjamin Harold Olsen.

At around 12:25 p.m., the driver of a green Ford F-150 pickup truck, later identified as Olsen, stopped near the 600 block of the westbound highway in the outside lane, police said. The truck, police said, had apparently been experiencing problems.

Witnesses reported seeing the driver walk around to the rear of the truck when a black Nissan Pathfinder “ran into the rear of the truck, where the driver of the Ford truck was struck and killed,” police said.

The driver of the Pathfinder, Christopher Thompson, 29, was later arrested at the scene on charges of a suspended license and drug paraphernalia, police said.

There are no charges related to the death pending at this time, police said.

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