Pedestrian Struck on Hwy. 62

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating an auto-pedestrian crash Thursday in Orange County on State Highway 62.  Sergeant Stephanie Davis with the DPS reports at about 4:15 PM Thursday the driver of a 2003 Ford pickup truck had his vehicle run out of gasoline and stopped his vehicle on the northbound shoulder of Highway 62 near the Mauriceville Volunteer Fire Department.  The driver got out of his truck when he was struck by a 2017 Dodge pickup truck.

Todd Williams, age 44, of Buna was transported by medical helicopter to Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital with serious injuries, including a lacerated liver and collapsed lung.  Neither the driver or a passenger in the Dodge pickup truck were injured.  The driver of the Dodge pickup Edwin Bush, age 53, of Kirbyville was issued a traffic citation for failure to drive in a single lane.

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