Thursday morning around 12:30 a.m. a pedestrian, Jerry Rodriguez of Dumas, was struck and killed when he crossed the roadway in front of a 2004 Peterbuilt semi truck according to a preliminary crash report from the Texas DPS.

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The DPS report says that Rodriquez failed to yield right of way to the southbound semi truck while crossing US 87, on foot, about 5 miles south of Dumas.

Rodriguez was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace, Barbara Mulanax.