Man killed by car after apparent mental breakdown in road

Posted at 9:03 PM, May 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-06 09:08:31-04

A man was killed after being hit by a car on the 2100 block of Washington Ave. in Waco.

Police said when they arrived at the scene they found a man dead in the street. He appears to be in his mid to early 20s.

Police added that the woman driving the vehicle that hit him was unable to avoid the man lying in the roadway. The woman in is her 60s.

Witnesses said they heard glass break and saw a man running into the middle of the street. The man stopped and fell in the middle of the roadway. He got up, went across the street and then went back to the street and fell again.

Witnesses said he began to smash his head onto the concrete. This is when the woman hit him.

“At this point we don't know he was in some type of mental health crisis or he could've been affected by drugs, under the influence of drugs,” Waco Police Public Information Sgt. Patrick Swanton said. “Obviously, we'll try to determine this at some point.”

Police are still investigating. At this point, the woman is not facing any charges.

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