Man allegedly struck by semi-trailer dies from injuries

Published: Dec. 1, 2022 at 11:38 AM CST
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LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - One man is dead after reportedly being hit by a tractor-trailer Wednesday afternoon.

The incident was reported at around 3:15 p.m. at the 1100 block of Black Diamond which is located beyond the Colombia Bridge.

According to Laredo Police, an 18-wheeler crashed into a man and pinned him to a concrete barrier.

Authorities say the private property where the incident took place is a business that washes trailers.

“Witnesses on scene reported that this person, the male individual who unfortunately passed away was working there and he was washing these 18 wheelers inside this property,” Said Jose Espinoza. “The 18-wheeler that was attempting to do like maybe a U-Turn or was reversing, he struck this individual and like I said he pinned him against a concrete barrier. He was transported to a hospital with life threatening injuries were he later passed away.”

At this time, the victim nor the driver’s identity have been released.

The Crash Team is currently investigating this accident.

Police say the driver of the tractor trailer is cooperating with the investigation.

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