Texas Trooper Runs Over, Kills Man Lying On Austin Street


(AP) — Authorities say a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper struck and killed a man who was lying in a street near the state Capitol. The trooper was on patrol at the Capitol when he struck the man with his vehicle shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday.

Authorities say they don’t know why the 50-year-old man was lying down in the street. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation is ongoing.

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