Man struck while walking alongside road dies at local hospital

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A man who was struck as he walked along the shoulder of a busy road died at a Waco hospital, police said Wednesday.

Police identified the victim Wednesday as Benjamin Arning, 26.

Officers responded to the accident at around 8:50 p.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of East Lake Shore Drive in the area of Parkview Christian Academy.

“A witness to the crash said that Arning was walking on or around the white line on the shoulder when he was struck,” Waco police Officer Garen Bynum said.

The driver of the eastbound 2015 Chevrolet Cruz that struck Arning stopped and “tried to protect the victim in the roadway with his vehicle when his vehicle was struck by another vehicle,” Bynum said.

Arning was taken to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, Bynum said.

The accident is under investigation.