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Laredo Police investigating auto-pedestrian accident near Unitec area

When fire officials arrived, they found a man in his 50s who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Samuel Clarkson was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced deceased by the Washington...
Samuel Clarkson was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced deceased by the Washington County Coroner.(Public Domain Pictures)
Published: Nov. 18, 2020 at 11:03 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2020 at 7:11 PM CST
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - A man lost his life after an incident at a local import/export business.

Laredo police tell us they responded to the call on Tuesday and upon arriving on the scene, found the victim unresponsive.

Police were told by witnesses that the victim was driving an 18 wheeler and arrived at the business, but after allegedly failing to engage the parking breaks of the tractor trailer he was driving, he was hit upon exiting.

“At some point, he was struck by the same truck that he was driving and regrettably, died at the location after he was hit by the 18 wheeler,” said Investigator Joe Baeza.

The preliminary investigation led by the Laredo PD crash team is showing driver error.

Notification of next of kin is currently taking place. Until then, the name of the victim and where he was from is not being released.

The Laredo Police Department is investigating an auto-pedestrian accident that happened on the outskirts of town.

The incident happened on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at around 2:30 p.m. when officials with the Laredo Fire Department were called out to the 12500 block of Unitec for a vehicle accident.

When first responders arrived, they found a man in his 50s who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The case remains under investigation.

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