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Gregg Co. man in local hospital after being hit by truck

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LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

A Longview man is now in a local hospital after being hit by a truck Monday night.

According to the Longview Police Department, 42-year-old John Elie LeBlanc of Longview was riding his bicycle on the shoulder of the 2100 block of West Loop 281 when he began to cross the roadway and collided with a vehicle in the inside westbound lane. He was taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center where he is in stable condition.

Officers were dispatched to the scene and found LeBlanc lying in the roadway. Witnesses say he was hit by a gray 2001 Chevrolet Silverado. The driver of that vehicle fled the scene.

The driver of the Silverado, 19-year-old Cody Wade Smith of Hallsville, later came to the police station to give a statement. The crash is under investigation and criminal charges may be filed at a later date.

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