Marshall Police Department responded to a crash that claimed the life of a female

pedestrian Thursday night.

At approximately 7:00 p.m., officers were dispatched to FM 31 near Elysian Fields Avenue.

Preliminary reports suggest a motorist was traveling southbound on FM 31 and struck a woman who was crossing the road.

The woman, Jill Johnson, 48, of Marshall was pronounced dead at the scene.

Speed is not believed to be a factor in the crash and charges are not expected to be filed against the driver.

Chief of Police Jesus “Eddie” Campa stated, “This appears to be a tragic accident and our

thoughts and prayers are with the families affected. We strongly encourage pedestrians

to wear bright or reflective clothing when traveling after dark and urge motorists to

remain alert when driving. Keeping our community safe is our top priority.”

We will provide more information as it becomes available.