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1 Dead Being Struck By Semi Truck Early Wednesday Morning

Photo By Les Jones

One person has died after being struck by a semi-truck early Wednesday morning near Lelia Lake.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says a 2020 Freightliner truck tractor towing two semi-trailers was southbound on US 287 moved from the outside lane to the inside lane due to an emergency vehicle on the outside shoulder.

A pedestrian, 28-year-old Clayton Shields, was walking south in the inside lane.

The driver did not see the pedestrian in the roadway until after he changed lanes and was unable to avoid striking the pedestrian.

Shields was pronounced deceased on scene by Donley County Justice of the Peace, Pat White.

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