Texas trooper runs over, kills man lying on Austin street

Texas trooper runs over, kills man lying on Austin street
Texas trooper runs over, kills man lying on Austin street (Source: Shelby Knowles for The Texas Tribune)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper struck and killed a man who was lying in a street near the state Capitol.

The trooper was on patrol at the Capitol when he struck the man with his vehicle shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday.

Authorities say they don’t know why the 50-year-old man was lying down in the street.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. An investigation is ongoing.

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