Mabank Teen Is Killed When Hit By Car

An East Texas teenager is dead tonight after getting hit by a car while standing outside his truck.   It happened just after midnight on County Road 2703, about two miles West of FM 47 near Mabank.

Officials say the teen was standing by his truck, when a car traveling east-bound failed to give him half of the roadway.  When the car hit him, officials say the teen got pinned under the car and ended up being dragged 50 feet.

The teen has been identified as Mark Brewer, 19, of Mabank. No word yet if charges will be filed against the driver who hit him.

Molly Reuter, Reporting.