IRVING, TX – A pedestrian died after being hit by a truck near Irving Mall in Irving early Friday morning, according to a report by KDFW.

Police responded to State Highway 183 near Estes Road after the incident took place at about 3:30 a.m.  Officials said a pedestrian was running south across the westbound lanes of the highway when he was struck by an 18-wheeler, suffering fatal injuries.  The victim’s name was not released.

The westbound lanes of Highway 183 were closed for over five hours for the accident investigation.  The shutdown led to major traffic delays during morning rush hour.

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