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Anderson County-Pedestrian Crash on US 79

Posted on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 at 5:02 am    

Authorities are still investigating a car accident which happened on US Highway 79, Tuesday.

According to reports, the accident took place at approximately 8 p.m. last Tuesday. Local police officers responded to about five miles southwest of Palestine on Highway 79 after receiving a call reporting a pedestrian versus car crash. The pedestrian was attempting to cross the highway when he was struck by a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado heading northeast. The impact of the collision killed the 66-year-old a Frankston man. He was later identified as Monte Ray Large.

It was not confirmed if the driver of the Chevrolet Silverado rendered aid to the victim and/or stayed at the scene. His identification has not been disclosed.

What led the crash is yet to be determined as the investigation is still in progress. Anyone who has relevant information about the accident is encouraged to step forward.

We express our deepest condolences to the family and relatives of the deceased victim. May God grant you the strength you need to get through this difficult moment in your life. We strongly believe that authorities will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.

According to statistics, at least one person dies from a car accident every two minutes. Most common causes of Texas car accidents include unsafe lane change, following too closely or tailgating, failing to yield, and speeding.

While on the road, it is important to avoid any form of distractions and be completely aware of our surroundings. We have to be reminded of how our choices can affect other people’s lives.


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