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July 7, 2014

Victim from I-10 auto-ped named

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed while walking along Interstate 10 on July 4.

Karim Jamal-Al-Din Persley, 34, was walking in the roadway on I-10 near mile marker 845 at about 10:49 p.m. July 4 when he was struck by a car driven by Laciona Powell, 39, of Beaumont, according to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Powell was traveling westbound on the interstate in a 2003 Toyota Camry when the incident occurred.

Persley was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Ray Chesson. This crash remains under investigation.

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