DPS investigates auto-pedestrian crash on Hwy. 87

Published 2:09 pm Wednesday, June 27, 2018

PRESS RELEASE — At approximately 4:45a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to an auto-pedestrian crash on Highway 87, near SH 62, in Orange County.

Initial reports indicate that a 2001 Dodge pickup truck was traveling northbound, in the right traffic lane, on Highway 87.  A pedestrian was walking in the same traffic lane and was struck by the Dodge.

The pedestrian, 58-year-old Jesse Darrel Gregg of Orange, was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Joy Dubose-Simonton at the scene.

The driver of the Dodge, a 64-year-old man from Vidor, was not injured in this crash.

All information is preliminary as Troopers continue to investigate this fatal crash.

At this time, there are no additional details to be released.