ETX man killed crossing highway

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 9:46pm

A Marshall man has died after he was by a car on US Highway 59 Sunday night.

At 7:26 p.m., Marshall 911 dispatchers received a call on a vehicle-pedestrian accident near the intersection of Highway 59 and Johnson Street.

Emergency crews responding to the scene discovered a man, later identified as Elmer Flores, 28, of Marshall, had been hit while trying to cross the highway. The driver was heading northbound in the inside lane when the accident happened.

Flores was taken to a Marshall hospital where he pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Kenneth Alford. His body was sent for autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The driver of the car was uninjured and no charges were filed at the time of the incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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