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DPS trooper runs over man lying in the street near Texas Capitol

A 50-year-old man whom a DPS trooper ran over early Thursday near the Texas Capitol died at the...
A 50-year-old man whom a DPS trooper ran over early Thursday near the Texas Capitol died at the scene.(CNN VAN)
Published: Apr. 15, 2021 at 11:39 AM CDT
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper struck and killed a man who was lying in a street near the state Capitol.

The trooper was on patrol at the Capitol when he struck the man with his vehicle shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday.

Authorities say they don’t know why the 50-year-old man was lying down in the street.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is ongoing.

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