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71-year-old man struck, killed along Interstate 10 in Orange early Wednesday morning

Howard Lewis Allen, 71, of Orange was hit by an eastbound SUV and then struck by an 18-wheeler that was also headed east. He died at the scene.

ORANGE, Texas — The identity of a pedestrian that was struck by an SUV and then an 18-wheeler and died early Wednesday on Interstate 10 has been revealed. 

Howard Lewis Allen, 71, of Orange walked onto the roadway and was struck by a 2018 Toyota Rav4 SUV driven by a 53-year-old Houston man in the eastbound lanes of the interstate near the 877 mile marker just west of Texas Highway 87 at about 4:40 a.m., Wednesday, according to Texas DPS troopers. 

Allen was then struck by an 18-wheeler that was also headed east and kept going. The 18-wheeler has not been found yet troopers said.

Allen was pronounced dead at the scene by a justice of the peace

At 6:30 a.m. traffic was backed up more than 2.5 miles.

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