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Pedestrian killed in crash after walking onto Highway 71

AUSTIN, TX – According to KXAN, Jesse Gomez Jr. was killed in a crash on Highway 71 after reportedly walking onto the roadway.

The accident took place at around 6:18 a.m. When Gomez walked onto the roadway, causing cars to swerve around him. He was struck and killed by a Ford Expedition. Gomez was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

The driver who struck the man stayed at the scene of the accident and cooperated with the police. Charges are not expected at this time.

This story will be updated if new information is reported.

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