UPDATED: Auto-pedestrian crash shutsdown US 69 in Jefferson County
FINAL UPDATE: The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has identified the deceased victim as Daniel Montano, 29, of Groves. Montano was the pedestrian struck by a 2011 GMC pickup truck earlier this afternoon on US 69 in Jefferson County.
UPDATE: The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) can confirm that the pedestrian involved in this crash was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Ransom Jones at the scene. The deceased victim is a 29-year-old male from Groves, Texas and his name will not be released until next of kin has been notified.
PRESS RELEASE — At approximately 2:15 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers received a report of an auto-pedestrian crash on US 69 in Jefferson County. The crash occurred in front of the Jefferson County jail.
At this time, all southbound traffic lanes of US 69, near FM 3514, are closed due to the crash. Southbound traffic is being diverted onto the feeder road. Motorists are urged to find an alternate travel route. Expect delays.
DPS Troopers and other emergency personnel are on the scene; however, details are extremely limited. At this time, DPS can confirm that the crash involves a pedestrian and a 2011 GMC pickup truck.
Additional details will be released as information is confirmed.