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Erick Miguel Lizardi (Fatality)
1013 East 131st Avenue
Vehicle: 2000 Peterbilt dump truck
Driver: Benjamin Richardson, Jr.
4911 Booth Road
Erick Miguel Lizardi was walking southbound on Sligh Avenue when he attempted to cross the road just west of US HWY 301 and was struck and killed by a dump truck. Lizardi was not within a cross walk when the accident occurred. Benjamin Richardson, Jr., was driving a 2000 Peterbilt dump truck northbound on US HWY 301 in the right, left turn lane for westbound Sligh Avenue. He approached the intersection on a green arrow when Mr. Lizardi walked in front of the truck from the north shoulder while in the middle of Richardson's turn. Mr. Lizardi died at the scene and next of kin has been notified.
No charges are expected in this matter and the incident remains an active investigation.