DPS: Pedestrian hit by truck in Marquez, Leon County

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A man is in the hospital right now after being injured when he was hit by a truck Sunday night in the Leon County community of Marquez.

The Department of Public Safety reports it happened near the center of town not far from the intersection of Highway 7 and US Highway 79 about 9:40 p.m. Sunday

The man was reported to have been standing in the northbound lane of US 79 when he was hit by an 18-wheeler that was going north.

At first, DPS told FOX44 News the man had died, but now says the victim is alive.

The circumstances of the accident were still under investigation Monday morning.

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