Victim Name Released from Fatal FedEx Truck/Pedestrian Accident, LIVINGSTON, January 14, 2021 - The name of the victim that was struck by a FedEx Truck on January 13, 2021 has been released. Robert Montgomery, 54, of Livingston, was crossing US-59 on foot illegally during the night when he was struck by a FedEx double tractor trailer. Montgomery was killed on impact. This accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol.
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Justice of the Peace, Sarah Raspberry, performed an inquest at the scene.
Pedestrian Struck and Killed, LIVINGSTON, January 13, 2021 - At approximately 6:30 pm on January 13, 2021, a FedEx double tractor trailer, driven by Tyrone Freeman, 48, of Sugarland, was south-bound on US-59 a short distance north of Livingston. Freeman's vehicle struck a man (name and age being withheld at this time) that was crossing in a no crossing area. The impact killed the pedestrian on impact (US-59 South at Brown Road). Freeman pulled his rig to the right shoulder of 59. Troopers Colton McQuilkin, Corporal Ramey Bass, and Sergeant Sam Lattner with the Texas Highway Patrol were dispatched to the scene. The Troopers were assisted by Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, including Sheriff Byron Lyons. Justice of the Peace, Sarah Raspberry performed an inquest at the scene. The victim was transported from the scene by Cochran Funeral Home. That's all the information we have at this time, we'll update this story when we get more information. This accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol.
48 year old Tyrone Freeman, of Sugarland, was driving this FedEx double tractor trailer south of US-59 when a pedestrian stepped in front of his vehicle.
Trooper Colton McQuilkin speaks with the driver, Tyrone Freeman.
A debris field from the impact on 59 near Brown Road.
A first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home transported the victim from the scene.
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