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Florida man killed after being struck by semi on I-40

Monday morning, Amarillo police officers were dispatched to a semi-truck striking a pedestrian in the 8000 block of West I-40.

Courtney Jese Pompey, 28, of Ocala, Florida, had been crossing I-40 northbound. A 2019 Kenworth pulling a loaded flat bed trailer, driven by a 50 year old man of El Paso, TX, was westbound in the 8000 block of West I-40.

Pompey was struck when he walked in front of the Kenworth. He was taken to a local area hospital with life threatening injuries and later died.

The driver of the semi was uninjured.

This incident is being investigated by the Traffic Investigation Squad of the Amarillo Police Department.

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