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Longview man remains hospitalized after being hit by truck Monday night

Longview man remains hospitalized after being hit by truck Monday night
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POSTED: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 4:24pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 4:32pm

A man remains hospitalized after being hit by a truck in Longview.

On Monday, around 11:40 p.m., Longview Police were dispatched to a Hit and Run with Injuries in the 2100 Block of West Loop 281.

Upon arrival, officers found John Elie LeBlanc, 42, of Longview,  lying in the roadway.

Witnesses stated LeBlanc was riding his bicycle on the shoulder of the roadway traveling westbound.

For reasons unknown at this time, LeBlanc began to cross the roadway without safety and collided with a gray truck in the inside westbound lane of West Loop 281.

The driver of the truck, Cody Wade Smith, 19, of Hallsville, left the scene.

LeBlanc was transported to a local hospital and remains in stable condition. 

Smith went to the police department later to give a statement.

The crash remains under investigation and criminal charges could be filed at a later date.

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