Houston police say the victim witnessed a pickup truck run off the freeway and hit a tree around 6 a.m. Friday.
When he got out of his vehicle to check on that driver, he was run over by another car.
The driver of the pickup truck says someone cut him off, causing the initial crash.
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"He just got back on the freeway and went about his business," Cruz Garcia said. "So, you know, he could have stopped, checked up on me. But no, he just kept on driving."
Police say the driver that struck the man stayed on the scene and there are currently no charges in the case.
Garcia told ABC13 that the driver who hit the victim initially thought he hit a piece of wood in the roadway.
It wasn't until a female witness at the scene realized her husband was missing that they pieced together what happened.
"I already told the wife, 'I appreciate that you came out of your way to help me out,'" Garcia said. "Then I told her, 'I'm sorry for your loss.' I give my condolences to her family."
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