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Man killed while walking along Bowie County, TX road


Texas DPS has identified the man hit and killed late Wednesday night in Bowie County, as well as the driver of the car that hit him.

Investigators say 37-year-old Paul Keith Butler of Texarkana was hit as he walking along FM 2516 near Quail Brook in the Liberty Eylau area just before 10:00 p.m.

Texas DPS troopers say it wasn't long before a motorist spotted Butler lying motionless in the road. The driver then reportedly went to a nearby convenience store to call 911.

That's when an employee at the store reportedly realized he had hit the man while driving to work. 21-year-old Christopher Michael Plummer of Texarkana told investigators he thought he had hit a deer.

The crash is under investigation. No word if the driver will face any charges.

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