Groves man walking along U.S. 69 struck, killed, authorities say

Published 5:17 pm Monday, August 19, 2019

The Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed a pedestrian involved in a crash was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Ransom Jones.

The deceased victim is a 29-year-old male from Groves, and his name will not be released until next of kin has been notified.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2011 GMC pickup truck was traveling southbound on U.S. 69 in Jefferson County. For an unknown reason, the pedestrian was walking in the inside traffic lane of U.S. 69 when he was struck by the pickup truck.

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The driver of the GMC pickup truck, a 66-year-old male from Beaumont, was not injured.