Donley County, TX (5/5/2021) – A man was killed after being hit by a semi-truck towing two semi-trailers Wednesday morning.
The accident happened around 12:35 a.m. on US 287 when 28-year-old Clayton Shields was walking south on the inside lane of the road. An emergency vehicle was on the outside shoulder, causing the semi-truck to move from the outside lane to the inside lane.
The truck driver didn’t see Shields when the truck driver struck him.
Shields was pronounced dead at the scene.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
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Source: My High Plains
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