Vehicle kills LA man walking on TX highway

He was headed west in the middle of the highway’s westbound lane when he was struck, Texas DPS reports

Vehicle kills LA man walking on TX highway
(Source: HNN File)

NEAR GLADEWATER, Texas (KSLA) — Authorities have released the identify of the Louisiana man who died when he was struck by a vehicle in East Texas.

The preliminary investigation shows 50-year-old Samuel Stephen Lawrence, of Alexandria, was walking west in the middle of a highway’s westbound lane when a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 crested a hill and struck him, the Texas Department of Public Safety reports.

The accident happened at 7:25 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 80 about four miles west of Gladewater, a city that straddles the Texas counties of Gregg and Upshur.

Lawrence was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was taken to a funeral home in Gilmer, Texas.

The Dodge Ram’s driver was not injured in the crash, authorities said.

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