Auto-pedestrian fatality in Port Arthur
An auto-pedestrian accident in the 8400 block of U.S. 69 in Port Arthur on Feb. 25 at about 10:25 p.m. resulted in the death of 50-year-old Port Arthur resident Lester "LC" Cowart.
According to a news release from PAPD, officers responded to the accident and determined that a person attempting to cross the freeway on foot was struck by a vehicle in the northbound lanes of traffic.
Judge Tom Gillam pronounced the victim deceased at the scene and requested an inquest. No criminal charges have been filed as a result of the accident, and police have not yet determined why Cowart was crossing the freeway.