DPS seeks public's help identifying victim in fatal accident

DPS seeks public's help identifying victim in fatal accident

The Texas Department of Public Safety is requesting the public’s help identifying a woman who was struck and killed while trying to cross the interstate in the early morning hours of Aug. 30, reports Sgt. Stephanie Davis.

According to Sgt. Davis, troopers responded to a report of an auto-pedestrian crash on I-10 in Orange County near mile marker 858, three miles west of Vidor, at about 2 a.m. Preliminary reports indicate that a 2007 Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling eastbound on I-10. A pedestrian who had crossed the westbound traffic lanes of the Interstate and was attempting to cross the eastbound traffic lanes was struck by the commercial motor vehicle.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, a 64-year-old male from Houston, was not injured in the crash.

The pedestrian, an unidentified black female, was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Rodney Price at the scene of the accident.

At the time of this report, DPS troopers are still working to identify the deceased victim and are requesting the public’s help. Anyone with information that may help troopers identify this victim is asked to contact the DPS Communications Office at (936) 699-7340. The telephone lines are answered 24 hours a day.