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Police: Teen killed after falling off the side of an 18-wheeler

Officers said a 16-year-old boy died at the scene after apparently hitching a ride on the 18-wheeler without the driver's knowledge.

SAN ANTONIO — A 16-year-old boy died late Tuesday night after falling off a truck. Police said another driver found the victim in the road near FM 1103 and I-35 and called 911.

The incident happened just before 10 p.m. in Schertz. Originally, police thought the teen was hit by a car that took off, but they later determined that he had been hitching a ride on the side of an 18-wheeler.

When he tried to jump off, he fell under the tires and was hit. Investigators said they don't think the driver of the 18-wheeler even knew the teen was on the truck.

The incident is still under investigation, police said.