Man is dead after being hit by truck

Released by: Longview Police Department

GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -A man was struck and killed by a truck this morning in Gregg County.

Longview officers were dispatched to the 4000 block of Estes Pkwy for a report of an accident involving a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper, a tractor trailer, and 3 pickup trucks.

Officers arrived and discovered that a DPS trooper had been traveling southbound on Estes Pkwy in route to an accident scene when he lost control of his Chevrolet Tahoe and left the roadway, crossing the northbound lanes of traffic. The trooper's vehicle went through a chain link fence and struck a natural gas meter before coming to a stop. The trooper was not injured.

Two motorists, who had witnessed the trooper's accident, stopped to check on him, parking on the southbound shoulder of the roadway. As they were checking on the trooper's condition, a large truck pulling a trailer attempted to avoid slowing traffic and lost control of his vehicle.

The truck and trailer struck three pickup trucks and one of the two motorists, who was out of his vehicle.

The motorists was pronounced dead at the scene by Gregg County Justice of the Peace, Sam Lawson. His identity has not been released, pending the notification of his family.

A driver of one of the pickup trucks was transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.