A Nacogdoches man died when he was hit by an 18-wheeler Friday morning.

Ethan Smith, 23, of Nacogdoches, was on U.S. 259 about 12 miles north of Nacogdoches when his car had broken down around 11 a.m., according to Texas state troopers.

“The driver of the disabled vehicle, for unknown reasons, entered into the southbound (outside) lane on foot...” according to a statement issued Friday by the state troopers.

Smith was struck by Luis Moreno, 33, of Laredo, Texas, who was driving a semi-truck south on the road. Moreno was not injured in the crash.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.