Fort Worth

Truck Driver Follows, Fatally Strikes Man Driving Stolen Semi

A man is dead after being accused of stealing an semi and being chased and run over by the owner of the vehicle in his pickup truck, Fort Worth police said.

Police said they responded to the 10100 block of South Freeway and found the man dead at 3:48 a.m. on Tuesday.

Police said the truck had been reported stolen from a business near I-35W and Risinger Road. The truck's owner told police he followed the victim in his pickup truck.

The victim drove the semi off the road and stopped near the northbound service road when the truck became stuck in a ditch, police said.

Then the victim got out of the stolen truck to check it out and was crouching in the ditch before being run over by the owner of the vehicle, police said.

The owner of the semi isn't facing charges after Traffic Investigations determined the situation to be an accident. 

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