In what has become an all too common incident in our area, law enforcement has responded to another auto-pedestrian accident.  Tragically, this led to the death of the pedestrian.

According to the Nacogdoches Police Department's Facebook Page, Monday evening  officers responded to the 4100 block of North Street. Officers arrived to the scene and found an adult victim laying in the roadway.  Upon further investigation, Nacogdoches Police learned that the victim had been struck by a 2007 Chevy pickup that had been traveling northbound on North Street.

The victim was identified to be Eddie Simmons, 67, from Nacogdoches. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash by the Justice of the Peace.

Information gathered by police officers from the driver of the pickup as well as witnesses confirm that Simmons was attempting to cross the roadway when he was struck by the pickup. The driver of the pickup is cooperating with the investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.

The accident happened around 5:45 p.m. on Monday.  Traffic was blocked and detoured for several hours on North Street near Atwoods.

Please keep everyone involved in this tragic mishap in your prayers.  Mr. Simmons and his family and friends, the driver of the pickup, witnesses of the accident, and all first responders are in need of prayers after such a terrible event.

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Unfortunately, there have been multiple incidences of auto-pedestrian accidents in the Lufkin and Nacogdoches area in the past month.  Several of those have led to fatalities.


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