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Man Dead After Getting Hit by Semi in Midland

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) -

One man was killed Thursday night after getting hit by an 18-wheeler.

The crash happened on Interstate 20 near Rankin Highway in Midland.

Midland Police say the man was inside the Walmart on I-20 and took a hammer.

He used it to try and break into a gun case.

Before officers got to Walmart, the man had already fled the scene.

Police say they located him on the shoulder on top of the overpass on I-20.

All of a sudden, the man stepped right in front of a big rig.

He died at the scene.

Police have not released his name and say they are investigating his death as a suicide.

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