Editor’s Note: This article has been updated with the identity of the victim.
EDINBURG, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Edinburg Police confirmed on Thursday a traffic fatality on the 800 block of North Closner Boulevard.
Police said around 10 p.m. they were called in reference to an accident involving a Ford F-250 truck and a man on a skateboard.
When officers arrived at the scene, they witnessed a man lying in the middle of the roadway and the truck stopped in the center lane.
During the investigation, police officers learned the 30-year-old man was riding his skateboard heading northbound in the center lane of North Closner Boulevard when he was hit by the truck.
The victim, who has now been identified as Richard Orlando Hernandez, died on the scene.
The driver stopped and rendered aid until medical help arrived.
Hernandez was wearing dark-colored clothing when he was struck by the vehicle.
Edinburg Police are investigating.