KRIS-TV reports that the body of Dustin Willis was found in the brush along the side of Highway 361 Monday morning.
Authorities believe Willis was fatally struck sometime overnight – Willis’ body was found by a passerby who then contacted police.
Using evidence collected at the scene, police determined that Willis was likely struck by a Ford F-150 King Ranch Edition. Anybody with information about the accident is urged to contact the Port Aransas Police Department at 361-749-6241.
Texas Auto Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
3,377 people were killed in auto accidents in Texas in 2013. This marked a 1.05 percent decrease from the 3,413 deaths reported by TxDOT in 2012.
Pedestrian fatalities accounted for 485 deaths in 2013, and bicycle accidents resulted in 48 deaths.
232,041 additional people were injured in auto accidents in 2013 with 89,270 people sustaining serious injuries.