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Pedestrian hit, killed by off-duty officer on US-75 in Sherman

Published: Apr. 7, 2021 at 8:10 AM CDT|Updated: Apr. 7, 2021 at 11:53 AM CDT
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SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) - A man was hit and killed by a pickup truck driven by an off-duty Sherman police officer on U.S. Highway 75 in Sherman early Wednesday morning.

Police said it happened around 4 a.m. on US-75 at State Highway 56 near the Traveler’s Inn.

A southbound pickup struck the man as he tried to cross the highway.

That man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police confirm the identity to be 24-year-old Noah Joseph Ford of Sherman.

Witnesses like Nancy McAbee said in a statement to News 12 on Facebook, that she has seen people cross the barricades before claiming ‘there was a man, a couple of nights before wearing all black, in the same area, crawling over the walls and through the highway.’

She thinks they’re going to and from the Traveler’s Inn.

It’s an area that’s increasingly challenging for pedestrians, with a major construction project and the pedestrian bridge being torn down.

According to a statement released by Sgt. Brett Mullen, the officer immediately called 9-1-1 after the crash and is fully cooperating with the ongoing investigation.

“We want our citizens to know the Sherman Police Department holds our personnel to a high standard, not only while on-duty, but off-duty as well,” Mullen said. “We will conduct a full and non-biased investigation into this incident as we would under any other fatality motor vehicle crash.”

Police closed the southbound lanes of US-75, diverting traffic onto the service road for about three hours.

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