Car-pedestrian wreck in Midland kills one

A Nebraska man was killed in a car-pedestrian wreck in Midland on Tuesday morning. The wreck happened on Rankin Highway, north of Interstate 20.

After an investigation of the wreck, there were signs that showed 59-year-old Thomas Walsh of Papallion, Nebraska, was hit by a silver Chevy pickup that was traveling southbound on Rankin Highway.

Officials say that Walsh was not walking in a crosswalk and failed to yield to the vehicle.

Walsh was pronounced dead at the scene and the investigation is ongoing.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, pedestrians ages 65 and older accounted for 20% of all pedestrian deaths and an estimated 9% of all pedestrians injured in 2012. In 2012, more than one in every five children between the ages of 5 and 15 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians.