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UPDATE: Man hit and killed by semi in Sherman identified


UPDATE [Jan. 2, 2014] -- Sherman police have identified the man hit and killed by a semi last night.

It happened in the northbound lanes of Highway 75 beneath the Fallon Drive bridge.

Police say the man stepped in front of an 18-wheeler. He had no identification on him.

His body was sent to the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office to determine his identity.

Police now know he is a 33-year-old from Sherman but his family has asked that his name not be released.

SHERMAN, TX -- Police say a pedestrian was struck and killed on a busy highway tonight.

Right now, police are in the initial stages of the investigation, and it's unclear what the man was doing near the road when he was hit by an 18-wheeler.

It happened around 7 p.m. on Highway 75, just north of the Fallon Drive bridge. Police say the pedestrian was struck by a semi truck, which then stopped a little bit further north, near the exit for F.M. 691.

We spotted the truck labeled Stencel from Minnesota Lake, Minn., with its left headlight out, and an officer was there to talk with the driver about what happened.

Police and firefighters blocked off the right-hand lane, causing some slow traffic heading north near Sherman Town Center.

"A pedestrian apparently stepped in front of an 18-wheeler and was killed. The victim has not been identified at this time and we are still conducting an investigation," says police Lt. Stephen Dean.

Motorists passed by as officers used flashlights to look over the area near the man's body. Police say they have not been able to find any identification on the man.

A justice of the peace was called out to Highway 75. The police Critical Accident Investigation Team is handling the investigation.