LEVELLAND, TX. (THECOUNT) — Howard Earl Thomas has been identified as the pedestrian found on the side of the roadway suffering from blunt force injuries Thursday in Levelland, TX.

Thomas, 50, was found unresponsive in a ditch and was transported to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries.


Police with the Levelland Police Department say they believe Thomas was hit by a vehicle Thursday night in the 600 block of East Highway 114, in Levelland.

Police report the incident happened after 7:30 p.m. Thursday close to the John Deere House and Walmart in the 600 block of East Highway 114. source

An investigation is currently ongoing but police are also asking for help gathering information about the night’s events.

Anyone with information on the deadly incident should contact police at 911.

Levelland is a city in Hockley County, Texas, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 13,542, up from 12,866 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Hockley County. It is located on the Llano Estacado, 30 miles west of Lubbock, according to Wikipedia.