Man killed after being hit by 18-wheeler in north Fort Worth

A man was fatally injured Tuesday morning when he was struck by an 18-wheeler while trying to cross the North Freeway on foot, officials said.

The incident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the 3200 block of Interstate 35W, north of Papurt Drive.

Cpl. Tracey Knight, a police spokeswoman, said witnesses told investigators that the victim was attempting to run from the east side of the freeway to the west side when he was struck.

The 18-wheeler drive stopped at the scene, she said.

The victim, who had not been identified as of Tuesday afternoon, was taken to a Fort Worth hospital where he later died from his injuries.

No charges are expected in the case, she said. - Deanna Boyd