PAnews.com, Port Arthur, Texas

February 26, 2014

Man killed while crossing highway identified


The Port Arthur News

PORT ARTHUR — Port Arthur Police have identified the man killed in an auto-pedestrian accident as Lester “LC” Cowart, 50, of Port Arthur.

Port Arthur Police Department was dispatched to the 8400 block of U.S. 69  at about 10:25 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 in response to an auto-pedestrian accident.

Upon arrival officers learned that the victim was attempting to cross the freeway on foot and was struck by a vehicle in the northbound lanes of traffic. The pedestrian died at the scene. Justice of the Peace  Gillam responded and requested an inquest, according to a press release from the PAPD.

At this time police have not determined why Cowart was crossing the highway.