Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Smith County

Posted/updated on: September 13, 2013 at 10:44 am

ped_ax_ketkTYLER A pedestrian has been killed after being struck by a car just west of Tyler. The accident happened on Highway 31, just west of Greenbriar Road, shortly before 7:00 yesterday morning. Killed was Juan Espinal, 38, of Houston. He had parked an 18-wheeler on the side of Highway 31 and crossed the street to a nearby business. Authorities believe that he was checking his location and may have been lost. The man was making his way back to his parked truck when he was hit. The driver of that car was not injured, and will not receive any citations related to the accident, because Espinal was not using a crosswalk. Officials say the driver will be ticketed for infractions unrelated to the crash.

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