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Pedestrian killed in crash on southbound I-35E near Mockingbird Lane

The crash happened around 3 a.m.
Credit: TxDOT

DALLAS — Updated at 10:30 a.m. with additional information from authorities.

One person was killed in a crash Monday morning on southbound Interstate 35E, officials with the Dallas County Sheriff's Office told WFAA.

A pedestrian was hit by an 18-wheeler around 3 a.m. near Mockingbird Lane. He was pronounced dead at 3:15 a.m. Officials said they believe he was a 41-year-old man.

According to detectives, the man was trying to cross the freeway as an 18-wheeler was driving towards him. While the driver tried to swerve out of the way, they did not have enough time, and the man was hit by the front left wheel of the truck. 

The driver of a nearby Prius did not see the man in time and drove over the man's body after the initial crash, officials said. Both drivers stopped at the scene and neither was arrested or cited. 

All southbound lanes of the interstate were shut down for about 4 hours after the crash at Empire Central Drive. Lanes had reopened by 7:15 a.m.