DPS: Truck hits, kills Lufkin man who fled traffic stop

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A freight-liner truck hit and killed a Lufkin man early Friday morning as he was apparently fleeing a traffic stop on Ellen Trout Drive, according to a DPS spokesperson.

According to DPS, Trooper Tamela Snider was conducting a traffic stop when the passenger, Benjamin Romero, 23, fled from the car and was struck by the southbound truck, driven by Tomas Mendez Aguilar, of Hudson at 1:18 a.m.

Romero died on the scene, the report stated.