UPDATE: Police ID pedestrian killed Wednesday in Port Arthur

Published 1:03 pm Wednesday, August 19, 2020

A 46-year-old woman is dead after being struck by at least two vehicles Wednesday morning, according to authorities.

Jefferson County Justice of the Peace Pct. 2 Marc Derouen said the collisions occurred while the victim was trying to cross the westbound lanes in the 3900 block of Texas 73 before it was light outside.

Port Arthur Police Det. Sadie Guedry said the victim has been identified as Rachel Derese.

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The fatal auto-pedestrian collision occurred at 4:20 a.m. and at least two, possibly three vehicles struck the woman.

Two of the drivers stopped, Derouen said.

An autopsy was ordered.