PALESTINE (KYTX) - A pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident early Sunday morning.
Palestine Police say the accident was just after midnight Sunday, on Crockett Road at Oakland St. Officers arrived on the scene and found that a young man who had been walking down the street, was hit by a Chevy truck.
The man killed has not yet been identified yet. He was said to have been walking north bound along the street. The Chevy truck was traveling north bound in the outside lane of travel, and hit the man walking.
Members of the local fire department and EMS arrived on scene to treat the victim. The victim had received serious injuries from the impact and died at the scene. Justice of the Peace Carl Davis pronounced the young man dead. Judge Davis ordered an autopsy be conducted at the medical examiner's office in Tyler, Texas.
The driver of the Chevy truck was not injured. The name of the truck driver will not be released at this time.
The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation, to include why the victim was in the roadway. The driver of the truck has cooperated with police concerning the accident. There was also another person walking with the victim at the time of the accident. Police have talked with this possible witness in an attempt to piece together what took place.
Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Lynn Hubert is assisting with the investigation.