Man dies after being hit by 18-wheeler
HARLINGEN – Harlingen police are investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian accident on Expressway 77. According to authorities, the unidentified male victim was struck by an 18-wheeler near the Wilson Road exit on the afternoon of June 23.
Police have released a still image from a surveillance camera which shows the victim standing behind a white pickup truck shortly before he was struck by the 18-wheeler. The pickup truck had left the scene before the accident occurred.
Police were still trying to identify the victim, as well as the occupants of the vehicle. Authorities are asking the public for help in the investigation.
No charges have been filed against the driver of the semi-truck.
Anyone with information on the victim or the circumstances of the accident is asked to contact the Harlingen Police Department at (956) 216-5940.
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