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55-year-old hit, killed by driver, police say

HOUSTON – A pedestrian was killed when he was stuck by a pickup truck while crossing a street, Houston police said. 

Police said the driver of a maroon Ford F-150 was traveling west on Wheeler Street when the truck hit the 55-year-old man walking south on the street around 6:35 a.m. Wednesday.

The identity of the driver and the victim has not yet been released by police. 

The victim was taken from the 1100 block of Wheeler Street to Ben Taub Hospital where he later died, police said.

The driver remained at the scene for questioning and city police continue to investigate the accident.