LEVELLAND TX (KCBD) - The Levelland Police Department has identified 50-year-old Howard Earl Thomas as the man who was hit by a vehicle and died Thursday night.
Police say the incident happened after 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the 600 block of East Highway 114 near the Levelland Walmart and South Plains Implement.
According to witnesses, Thomas and an unidentified woman were walking against traffic in the eastbound lanes of Highway 114 when he was hit by the vehicle.
Police say Thomas was likely difficult to see due to the time of night and because he was wearing dark colored clothing.
Thomas was found unresponsive in a ditch and was taken to Covenant Health Levelland, where he later died as a result of his injuries. The woman was not injured.
An investigation is currently ongoing by Levelland Police and Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers. They are asking for help gathering information about the night’s events. Those with information are asked to call Levelland police at (806) 894-6164.