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Victim Identified in Vidor Pedestrian Accident

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

Authorities have identified the pedestrian who was killed in hit-and-run Tuesday morning as 46-year-old Carlton Newman of Gilmer, Texas.

About the Fatal Vidor Hit-and-Run

According to 12 News, Newman was killed before 5 am Tuesday when he was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Concord Street and the Interstate 10 service road in Vidor. The incident was reported by a nearby resident who found Newman’s body in a ditch.

Authorities have recovered pieces from a vehicle which they believe struck Newman and are now searching for the driver. The driver faces possible charges of manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid.

Vidor Police Chief Dave Shows believes Newman was traveling to or from his job when the fatal incident occurred.

Texas Traffic Accident Statistics

  • The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recorded 3,377 traffic related deaths in 2013. This marked a 1.05 percent decrease from the 3,413 deaths recorded in 2012.
  • 767 of those deaths were attributed to collisions that occurred in or were related to intersections.
  • Pedestrian accidents were responsible for 485 deaths in 2013.
  • TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in an auto accident in Texas every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds.


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