Man hit by pickup in Leon County dies

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The Department of Public Safety reports an 84-year-old man from Marquez has died after being hit by a pickup on a highway in Leon County.

A DPS spokesman said it was reported at 10:20 p.m. Monday and happened on U.S. Highway 79 six miles north of Marquez.

The victim was struck by a 2007 Ford pickup that was northbound on Highway 79. He was identified as 84-year-old William Thomas Ferrell of Marquez.

Witnesses told the investigating trooper that the victim had gone out into the roadway and laid down just before he was hit.

The driver of the pickup was a 37-year-old man from Hilltop Lakes and was not injured.

The investigation into the incident was continuing Tuesday morning.

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April 29 2021 07:00 pm

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