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Houston man struck and killed attempting to cross Hwy 31 W.

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A Houston man died after he was hit by a car on Highway 31 W., early Thursday morning.

According to authorities, a 38-year-old Houston man, who owned and operated an 18-wheeler, was looking for Alamo Patio around 6:42 a.m. when he parked his truck on the eastbound side of Highway 31 W. near Greenbriar Road, and crossed the highway on foot to see if he was in the right place. After realizing he was not at the correct location he attempted to go back across the highway to his 18-wheeler and was hit in the westbound lane by a female driving a silver Nissan Sentra.

The victim was dead when EMS arrived on the scene.

The driver of the Sentra will not be charged for hitting the victim because the victim was crossing illegally. He was also wearing dark clothing and it was still dark when he crossed.

However, the driver will be ticketed for driving without a license and for not properly securing one of her children in a car seat.

DPS, Tyler Police and Dixie Fire responded to the scene.

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