Man fatally struck while standing on freeway just north of downtown

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Man killed in freeway accident just north of downtown Houston

One person has been killed in an accident on the freeway just north of downtown.

Just after 9am, a witness called 911 to report a person had been struck by a vehicle on the mainlanes of I-10. The man was standing just outside the driver's side door of a black pickup when he was struck by another vehicle and killed. Officials confirm the victim died at the scene.

Police say the driver of a box truck apparently hit the man and continued driving, but returned to the scene a short time later. That driver was questioned by police.

The victim's identity has not been released.

The accident investigation blocked southbound lanes of I-45 and ramp lanes in the area for hours before reopening.

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