Pedestrian killed after wrecking vehicle on I-20 in Gregg County

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Published: May. 17, 2022 at 9:00 AM CDT
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GREGG COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A man who wrecked on I-20 and began walking was killed after being struck by an 18-wheeler early Monday.

Johnny M. Powell, 60, of Jackson, Miss., died at the scene, which was about three miles southwest of Longview, at 3:34 a.m.

According to the DPS preliminary report, Powell had been driving eastbound on I-20 when his vehicle ran off the road to the south, possibly due to unsafe speed for the wet conditions. Powell then walked north to I-20. An 18-wheeler was going east on I-20 and struck Powell, who had walked onto the road.

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