GARLAND (CBSDFW.COM) — In the early morning hours of March 25 Garland police were called out to an a crash involving a pedestrian on westbound Interstate-30 near Rosehill Road.

It was just before 4:00 a.m. when officers got to the scene and found a person, who had been hit by an 18-wheeler, gravely injured.

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Investigators say the male victim was walking in the roadway when he was hit by a semi. Crews from the Garland Fire Department took the man to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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After further investigation, officers learned two 18-wheelers had been traveling west on I-30 when one swerved to avoid a pedestrian walking in a lane. The semi tractor-trailer behind the first big rig was unable to swerve or stop and hit the victim.

The victim was later identified as 60-year-old Richard Clyde Autry, Jr.

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The investigation is ongoing, but so far there have been no criminal charges filed against the truck driver.

CBSDFW.com Staff