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DPS investigating fatal hit-and-run in McLennan County, victim identified

(Source: MGN) (Source: MGN)
(KXXV) -

The man killed after being hit by a car has been identified.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said that the man, Ebeardo Sanchez Jr., 25,  was lying face down on the shoulder of State Highway 31 near Axtell when he was struck by a vehicle.

The vehicle struck Sanchez around 5:30 a.m. and continued eastbound without stopping.

DPS added that are investigating a separate crash involving a small Ford passenger vehicle on Highway 31 around 3:00 a.m. They are in the process of confirming that the deceased that was struck is the driver of the vehicle in the earlier crash.

They said their initial investigation showed that Sanchez was trying to walk back to Waco and had stopped for unknown reason.

Anyone with information on the pedestrian crash should call DPS Waco Communication with information (254) 759-7131.   

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