An unidentified middle aged hispanic man lay deceased on 59 South in Corrigan after being struck by an 18 wheeler.
Pedestrian Struck and Killed by 18 Wheeler, CORRIGAN, May 4, 2015 - At approximately 9:20 pm on May 4, 2015, an 18 wheeler (tanker) with Polk Oil and driven by Robert Trawick, 64, of Huntington, was south-bound on US-59 in Corrigan. Trawick came to a red light at the intersection of 59 and US-287. When the light turned green, Trawick made a left turn. "I never saw him" Trawick stated to PolkCountyToday.com. A witness at the scene said that the man ran suddenly ran in front of the 18 wheeler after the 18 wheeler was making its turn. The crossing light was not giving the signal to cross, but to stay. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department, Deputy Ricky Conners with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Officer Charlie Murray and Chief Darrell Gibson with Corrigan Police Department. The unidentified man was killed on impact. Traffic on 59 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Justice of the Peace, Darrell Longino performed an inquest at the scene. A first-call car from Corrigan Funeral Home transported the victim from the scene. On October 31, 2014, there was an 18 wheeler vs pedestrian fatal in the same spot.
The truck driver, 64 year old Robert Trawick, of Huntington, pulled the tanker into the parking lot of Brookshire Bros.
Officer Charlie Murray (left), with Corrigan PD is the lead investigator (Also pictured is Corrigan Police Chief, Darrell Gibson).
Trawick (right) was checked out by EMS personnel and was physcially okay.
Justice of the Peace, Darrell Longino performed an inquest at the scene.
A first-call car from Corrigan Funeral Home transported the victim from the scene.
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