Man fatally struck by 18-wheeler when trying to cross I-10

April 21, 2014 3:39:20 PM PDT
A man trying to cross the freeway was fatally struck by a big rig truck.

The accident happened at about 10:40am Monday. Police say a tractor-trailer truck was traveling westbound on the East Freeway when a male pedestrian ran across the freeway near Lockwood and was struck by the truck. HFD paramedics transported the 20-year-old man to Ben Taub Hospital where he died.

The man's identity has not been released. A police investigation is underway.