Posted on Friday, April 22nd, 2011 at 3:32 pm
A 66-year-old man died in Odessa on Wednesday morning after he was involved in an 18-wheeler accident.
The man had just come from breakfast when he attempted to cross interstate highway 35 at 5:30 a.m. The 18-wheeler hit the man and dragged him for hundreds of yards before stopping. The man was killed instantly.
The driver of the 18-wheeler pulled over to help the man, however, several other cars hit the man as he was lying in the road and continued to drive. The driver has not yet been cited for hitting the man, however, officers are still investigating the accident and believe that speed was a factor.
Our thoughts and sympathy are with the friends and family of the victim of this accident.