The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Local News

April 30, 2013

Pedestrian killed in vehicle accident

PALESTINE — Palestine Police Department officers are continuing to investigate a vehicle versus pedestrian accident Sunday morning that led to the death of a young man.

Just after midnight on Sunday, PPD officers responded to the scene of a traffic accident on Crockett Road at Oakland Street. Upon arrival, officers found that a young man was walking down the street and was hit by a Chevy truck.

The male subject, who has not yet been identified, was said to have been walking north along the street and the Chevy truck was traveling north in the outside lane of travel. The male subject was struck by the truck as the man walked along the roadway.

“Members of the local fire department and EMS arrived on scene to treat the victim, who had received serious injuries from the impact and died at the scene,” PPD Sgt. James Muniz said. “Justice of the Peace Carl Davis pronounced the young man dead and ordered an autopsy be conducted at the medical examiner’s office in Tyler.”

The exact cause of the accident, including why the victim was in the roadway, is still under investigation.

“The driver of the Chevy truck was not injured and has cooperated with police concerning the accident,” Muniz said. “There was another person walking with the victim at the time of the accident, and officers have talked with this possible witness in an attempt to piece together what took place.”

Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Lynn Hubert is assisting with the investigation.

Text Only
Local News
  • Be careful around railroad tracks Texas Operation Lifesaver urges safety near railroad tracks

    A lapse in judgement. Not paying attention. Not learning basic rules to follow.


    That's what leads to the deaths of many pedestrians or drivers across the nation who make the wrong decisions around train tracks.


    July 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • PCT rehearses for "Shrek the Musical" PCT's "Shrek The Musical" to open July 24

    Everyone’s favorite upside-down fairytale is coming to the historic Texas Theater this summer.


    The Palestine Community Theatre will present the Broadway smash hit, “Shrek The Musical,” a song-and dance-filled stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animated film.

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fatality Grapeland woman killed on one-vehicle crash

    A Grapeland woman died in a one-vehicle crash Thursday on FM 228 east of Grapeland in Houston County.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • OUR TOWN: Meals on Wheels plans rummage sale

    Meals on Wheels of Palestine Inc. is planning an inside summer rummage sale and offering booth spots for the public.

    July 11, 2014

  • Westwood ISD to set date for public hearing

    The Westwood Independent School District Board of Trustees is scheduled to set a date for a public hearing regarding the approval of the 2014-15 budget during Monday's monthly meeting.

    July 11, 2014

  • Elkhart council hears school construction update

    During their monthly meeting Thursday night, members of the Elkhart City Council heard updates on construction progress of Elkhart Independent School District, among other discussed topics.

    July 11, 2014

  • Truck, car, bike show set Saturday

    Car enthusiasts will have the opportunity to view more than 60 classic cars, trucks, street rods and motorcycles during the Congo Truck Club’s 12th annual Truck, Car & Bike Show this weekend.

    July 10, 2014

  • Soccer complex topic of Chamber luncheon

    A presentation on the soon-to-be-built million-dollar YMCA soccer complex and its potential economic impact on the Palestine community will be featured during the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce's quarterly chamber luncheon this month.

    July 10, 2014

  • Northside Primary to offer new KEY class

    Northside Primary School is adding a new class this fall for kindergarten-aged students: the “KEY” class, which stands for Kindergarten Extra Year.

    July 10, 2014

  • Owners urged to guard against vehicle thefts

    Law enforcement officials are reminding the public that July is “Watch Your Car Month.” In Texas, a vehicle is stolen every eight minutes.

    July 9, 2014