Auto-Pedestrian accident in Port Arthur leaves woman dead

Port Arthur Police Department

On the morning of March 9, Port Arthur Police responded to the 4300 block of FM 365, in front of the Shire Apartment Complex in reference to an auto/pedestrian traffic accident. According to a press release, officers learned that Port Arthur resident, Linda Faye Middendorf, 54, had attempted to cross the roadway when she was stuck by a 1999 Chevrolet SUV. Middendorf was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital and later succumbed to her injuries. Police say neither speed nor alcohol was a factor in the accident and the victim was reported to be wearing all black clothing while it was dark outside. At this time, police do not believe there will be any criminal charges filed against the driver.