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Man hit and killed by minivan

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Houston – One man is dead after he was hit by a minivan in northwest Houston.

The accident happened around midnight on Highway 249 near Smiling Woods Lane.

Investigators say a Hispanic man tried to cross an unsafe area of the highway in front of oncoming traffic.

That's when minivan driving could not stop in time and hit the man.

He died at the scene.

No word yet on if the driver of the minivan will face any charges.