Pedestrian killed after driver mistakes him for trash bag

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One person is dead after being hit by a car Monday night when a driver mistook him for a trash bag. 

A driver was headed westbound on Old Spanish Trail near Scott when he spotted what he thought was a trash bag in the middle of the road, according to Houston police.

But after driving over it, he realized it was a person. 

The driver stopped to help and police were called to the scene around 9:30 p.m.


Initially, the pedestrian was taken to the hospital and expected to survive. But then around 1 a.m. police were notified that the victim had died. 

There were no signs the driver was intoxicated, police said. 




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