Longview police release name, details on man found dead on top of vehicle
LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - Longview police have identified the pedestrian killed after being struck by a SUV Friday.
Longview police report Michael Ross, 55, of Longview was walking southbound on Neiman Marcus Parkway when a SUV traveling northbound struck him.
At the time of the crash, the immediate area was dark, according to police who responded at 5:45 a.m. Police said Ross failed to yield the right of way to the vehicle. The driver says he wasn’t sure what he had hit.
“He thought that he collided with a wild animal. He then continued three blocks to a well-lit parking lot. Once he got to the parking lot he started his contact with the department, 911. He exited his vehicle and realized the pedestrian was still on top of his vehicle,” Longview Police Information Officer Brandon Thornton said.
Police say a witness to the accident corroborated the driver’s story. At this point there will be no charges filed against the driver since the pedestrian was walking in a lane of traffic, not on the side of the road.
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