A man was hit and killed near Mission Bend after falling out of the back of a pickup truck Sunday night.
The man was riding in the bed of a pickup truck in the 9000 block of South Texas Highway 6 near Bissonnet Street at 9:45 pm when he fell out of the truck while it was moving, police said. Another driver hit him as he lay in the roadway.
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The driver of the pickup pulled over about a hundred yards down the road, where the occupants of the truck fled, police said. The driver of the car that hit the man also sped away.
Investigators recovered the truck and are working to identify both drivers. Police did not release a description of the second car.
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