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Driver in pickup truck hits, kills pedestrian in west Houston while family inside vehicle

An investigation is underway after police said a man was struck by a pickup truck while walking in west Houston Sunday.

It happened in the 4300 block of Kirkwood Drive and High Star around 10:20 p.m.

According to officers with the Houston Police Department, it was reported that a man in his early 30′s was walking in the northbound lanes of Kirkwood when a pickup truck traveling northbound struck him. Police said the driver, who had his wife and children in the vehicle with him, stopped the pickup truck.

According to officers, the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.

Police said the driver and his wife are currently detained for questioning.

Investigators said the man was not crossing at a crosswalk when the incident happened.

Police are working to determine if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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