Amarillo man dies from injuries after pickup truck hits him on U.S. 87

VIDEO: Man in critical condition after pickup truck hits him on U.S. 87

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - An Amarillo man died from his injuries after being struck by a pickup truck early Thanksgiving Day on U.S. Highway 87.

According to the Amarillo Police Department, early Thursday morning, 24-year-old Angel Vera was driving a 2015 Mazda MZ6 and had possible mechanical problems.

Vera stopped in the middle of the road on northbound Dumas Drive and was standing outside of his vehicle.

About that time, a driver of a 2009 Ford F350 pickup truck was traveling northbound, did not see the man and hit him.

Vera was taken to a hospital where he later died from his injuries.

U.S. 87 northbound at the Loop 335 reopened after being closed during the morning hours while officials worked the scene.

The Amarillo Police Department Traffic Investigation Unit is investigating the crash.

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