A 57-year old Ballinger man has died as a result of injuries received after he was struck by a vehicle on the 4200 block of US 67 N early Thursday morning.
According to a release from the San Angelo Police Department, at 6:40 a.m. police responded to a crash involving a white 2013 Ford F-250 and a pedestrian. Officer Ed Hunger with the Traffic Division investigated the crash.
Hunger discovered that the Ford was being driven by 69-year old Lloyd Beesley, who was traveling to Miles from San Angelo.
The pedestrian, Michael Earl Pullin, was walking in the center of the outside lane in the same direction. Beesley said, he did not see Pullin until he was close to him and was unable to avoid colliding with Pullin. Beesley said it appeared Pullin was attempting to hitchhike.
Pullin was transported to Shannon Medical Center for treatment of unknown injuries.
After triage, Pullin was found to have serious internal injuries.He died at 9:04 am. Justice of the Peace J.P. McGuire pronounced the death.
The investigation determined that Pullin failed to yield the right-of-way to the vehicle. No citations were issued and the investigation is ongoing.
UPDATE: According to Tom Green County Jail records, Pullin was booked into the jail at 12:51 a.m. Thursday. The record said Pullin was charged with driving while license invalid with previous conviction, suspension without financial responsibility.
He was released at 2:34 a.m. Thursday on a $500 surety bond.