Unidentified man killed when struck by SUV

Published on Thursday, 7 November 2013 23:02 - Written by By Faith Harper fharper@tylerpaper.com

LINDALE — A man police believe was homeless was killed Wednesday evening when he was struck by an SUV.

Chad McElyea, a detective and Sgt. with the Lindale Police Department, said the unidentified man was crossing east on Main Street in the 3400 block when he was struck in the outside northbound lane by a Chevrolet Tahoe.

Main Street is U.S. Highway 69 within the city limits of Lindale.

McElyea said a vehicle in the northbound inside lane swerved into the turn lane to avoid the man, but the Tahoe could not see him and struck him traveling between 45 and 50 mph, sending him flying more than 100 feet to where he landed.

An off-duty nurse and Champion EMS EMTs attempted to revive the man but he died on scene, McElyea said. He was pronounced by Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace James Meredith.

Officers believe the man was a transient. He was carrying a large duffel bag of belongings and had no formal identification on him. He will be fingerprinted to determine his identity, McElyea said.

No criminal charges are pending.