, Port Arthur, Texas

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December 23, 2013

UPDATE: Police release name of man struck by car

PORT ARTHUR — Port Arthur Police have released the name of a fatal auto-pedestrian accident that occurred early Sunday morning.

The deceased is Jesse Ray Ford Jr., 31, of Port Arthur.

Port Arthur Police responded to the 3200 block of Eighth Street in reference to a subject down at that location at about 1:54 a.m. Dec. 22. Upon arrival officers found black male lying in the street. Port Arthur Fire Department as well as Acadian EMS responded also and determined the man was deceased, according to a press release from PAPD.

Detectives from the department’s criminal investigation division and accident reconstruction team also responded to the scene. During the investigation it was determined that the deceased had injuries consistent with bring struck by a motor vehicle.

Justice of the Peace Tom Gilliam arrived on scene and pronounced the man deceased. The victim was transported to the Jefferson County Morgue.

At this time there is no suspect information available.  Officers were able to obtain some evidence from the scene.


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