Passengers run after truck kills man on Gulf Fwy

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Police say a Ford pickup truck left behind at a deadly hit and run could lead officers to the suspects

Police said they are searching for the people who ran after hitting a man with a pickup truck on the Gulf Freeway.

The victim died after he was struck on the highway near 610 around 11pm Wednesday.

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HPD said at least one person ran away from the crash scene, leaving the pickup truck behind. They believe there were other people who took off with the driver.

Detectives told Eyewitness News they have been to the house where the truck is registered, and the woman who lives there said the truck is owned by her husband.

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The woman allegedly claimed her husband doesn't live there, but a neighbor who we are not identifying denied that woman's claims. She said the man does live at the home.

A witness told police she saw the white Ford pickup truck as it swerved around her vehicle, right before plowing into the pedestrian.

The wrecked truck stopped right before 610, in the median.

The eyewitness saw everyone in the truck bail out of the vehicle, running away together into the night.

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Where they went is anybody's guess at this point, but police believe the truck may lead them to the suspects.

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Sadly, this kind of tragedy is not unknown to the Gulf Freeway.

Last July a man was struck and killed right in front of his son while checking out damage to his red Avenger.

The man had hit a guardrail near Tellepsen, and got out to check when he was hit by a pickup truck.

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Then, in October, a man was killed while trying to cross the Gulf Freeway at Broadway.

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