Big rig hits, kills person in parking lot

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HOUSTON - A pedestrian was hit and killed by a big rig outside a northeast Harris County gas station Monday.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said the victim was walking in the parking lot of a Chevron station in the 11400 block of the Eastex Freeway near Hopper at 7:30 a.m. when he was struck by an 18-wheeler.

The victim died instantly.

No other details were immediately released.

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