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Officials Identify Man Killed in Jefferson County Pedestrian Accident

Jefferson County officials have identified the victim of a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred on Highway 347.

Details of the Fatal Pedestrian Accident

According to 12 News, 29-year-old Steven Ray Young of Lumberton was struck and killed while crossing Highway 347 near 8th Avenue at around 7:15 Tuesday night.

The driver of the Ford, a 21-year-old also from Lumberton, remained at the scene.

Reports did not indicate who had the right-of-way at the time of the accident.

Texas Pedestrian Accident Statistics

  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 3,531 people were killed in auto accidents in Texas in 2015 – roughly one death every 2 hours and 29 minutes.
  • Pedestrians accounted for 550 of those deaths, marking a 12.7% increase from 2014.
  • An additional 246,335 individuals were injured in traffic accidents in Texas in 2015.
  • TxDOT estimates that a reportable crash occurred every 61 seconds in 2015.

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