Man hit by pickup near Whitney, critically hurt

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The Department of Public Safety reports a 39-year-old Whitney man was critically injured Friday night when he was struck by a pickup as he walked along a highway.

Troopers report it happened about 10:15 p.m. on FM 933 near FM 1713 north of Whitney.

DPS reports the pedestrian was walking southbound and was struck by  a Dodge pickup also going south.

The victim was identified as James Thomas Kirk of Whitney who was airlifted to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest in Waco.

First responders from Whitney, Lakeview at the 2604 Volunteers assisted at the scene.

Reports from the scene indicated he was hit by the side of the truck and a mirror.

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