Person hit by several vehicles, killed on Southwest Freeway

By Lea Wilson - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON, Texas - A man was killed Tuesday after being hit by multiple vehicles on Southwest Freeway in southwest Houston.

Police said the man was trying to cross the road around 2 a.m. in the 6800 block of Southwest Freeway when he was hit by a grey Lexus GS. The driver stopped and turned on the car's hazard lights, police said. 

A passing driver stopped to pull the man off the freeway and was almost hit by an 18-wheeler that ran over the victim. 

The driver of the Lexus was given a field sobriety test. Police said there were no signs of intoxication.

The northbound lanes of IH-69 at Hillcroft were completely closed, but reopened around 5:15 a.m.

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