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Pedestrian killed crossing highway in Fort Worth

Police were investigating a fatal crash that left a man dead on a Fort Worth freeway Friday
Police were investigating a fatal crash that left a man dead on a Fort Worth freeway Friday Getty Images/iStockphoto

A pedestrian died from injuries he sustained when he tried to cross the highway and was struck by a passing vehicle in Fort Worth early Friday, according to police.

A small car struck the pedestrian about 5:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the 2300 block of U.S. 287 near South Riverside Drive near downtown Fort Worth, according to a Fort Worth police call log.

The man died on the scene, according to emergency medical personnel.

Police said the driver of the car remained to answer questions.

Police were still investigating early Friday.

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Mitch Mitchell is an award-winning reporter covering courts and crime for the Star-Telegram. Additionally, Mitch’s past coverage on municipal government, healthcare and social services beats allow him to bring experience and context to the stories he writes.


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