The victim has now been identified by police to be Sanchez E-Beardo, 25, from Clifton.

E-Beardo's body is being taken to Dallas for an autopsy.

Police are continuing to investigate.

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A man investigators say was lying along the side of a highway near Axtell was killed Friday morning after he was run over by a car.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the man's body was found at about 5:30 a.m. on the shoulder of eastbound State Highway 31, east of Dulak Lane.

DPS investigators were investigating an earlier crash involving a small Ford, that was found without a driver in the middle of the median on Highway 31 east of FM 939 - TK Parkway.

Investigators believe the driver of the Ford got out to walk to the Waco area but laid down on the side of the highway to rest. He was struck by a car going east which continued without stopping.

The victim is a Hispanic man in his mid-20s. Investigators were working to confirm that he was the owner of the Ford.

Anyone with information should call DPS at 254-759-7131.