Harker Heights – Man Struck and Killed on West Central Texas Expressway
Posted on Friday, July 19th, 2019 at 12:09 am
A man whose name has not yet been released was pronounced deceased after getting hit by a car on West Central Texas Expressway, early Saturday morning.
At around 4:00 a.m., local DPS troopers were notified of an auto versus pedestrian accident in the 800 block of eastbound West Central Texas Expressway. According to initial reports, a man was attempting to walk across the highway when he was struck by a passing 2013 Hyundai Genesis. The pedestrian, identified only as a 29-year-old man, was declared dead by emergency crews who responded to the scene.
It was not mentioned if the driver of the Hyundai remained at the scene.
No other injuries were reported.
A preliminary investigation indicates that the victim was crossing an unlighted section of the highway.
The crash remains under investigation.
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According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of the day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. So that is about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.