Man struck by pickup dies at local hospital

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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) A man who was struck by a pickup while crossing the street Monday night in Temple has died at a local hospital.

Paul Pennington, 49, of Temple, was trying to cross the street at around 6:30 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of South 1st Street when he walked into the path of a northbound 2001 Mazda pickup truck.

“The driver attempted to avoid the victim, but was unable to do so,” police said in a press release Tuesday.

Pennington was taken to Scott & White Medical Center where he later died.

The Temple Police Department’s Traffic Reconstruction Unit is investigating.