Trucker dies after being struck by police vehicle in Texas

Authorities in Texas have confirmed that a truck driver lost his life early this morning when he was struck by a police vehicle while on foot outside of his broken-down truck.

The fatal crash occurred around 12:30 a.m. approximately 5 miles east of Cumby, Texas.

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) says that a truck driven by 45 year old Michigan resident Donald Hollan had broken down on an I-30 service road.

Hollan was reportedly wearing all dark clothing and had stepped into the roadway when he was hit by a westbound 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe belonging to the Cumby Police Department.

The Tahoe driver, 34-year-old Cumby Police officer Jonathan Painter, did not see Hollan prior to hitting him.

Hollan died at the scene.

Painter was shaken but not injured.

The fatal crash is under investigation by Texas DPS.