JONES COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A pedestrian who was struck and killed in Jones County Tuesday night was walking on the highway from a car that was parked on the shoulder.
Ezekiel Ortega, 31, of Bedford, Texas, was struck and killed on Highway 83/277 about a mile north of Hawley just after 6:00 p.m., according to a crash report from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The report reveals Ortega was a passenger in a vehicle that was parked on the shoulder of the road. He had exited the car and was walking on the highway when he was struck by an 18-wheeler that was unable to avoid him due to a vehicle traveling in the other lane.
Ortega was the only person injured in connection to this crash.
No further information has been released.