Identity of Woman Killed by Patrol Unit Released, GOODRICH, August 23, 2018 - The name of the woman who was struck and killed by an on duty Trooper with the Texas Highway Patrol has been released. The pedestrian involved in this crash is identified as 32-year-old Ashley Nicole Oguin from Livingston. Oguin was allegedly walking in the lane of traffic when she was struck by an on duty State Trooper in his unit. It was still dark outside and the woman was allegedly wearing dark clothes. This accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol. We will post updates if and when we receive more information.
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A female pedestrian was struck and killed by a State Trooper out of Lufkin early Friday Morning a short distance north of the Trinity River Bridge.
Pedestrian Struck and Killed by State Vehicle, GOODRICH, August 23, 2018 - At approximately 6:30 am on August 23, 2018, an on duty State Trooper (name of trooper not yet released) out of Lufkin was south-bound on US-59 in the vicinity of Goodrich when his vehicle struck and killed a female pedestrian. The female was reportedly wearing dark clothing and in the lane of traffic (left lane). The victim was knocked into the center median and apparently killed on impact. The trooper was physically okay. The Goodrich Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the scene along with Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and a plethora of State Troopers from Polk and surrounding counties. The identity of the victim has not yet been released. All traffic on the south-bound side of 59 was shut down for nearly two hours until TexDot arrived and utilized orange cones to reroute the traffic to the right shoulder of 59. Justice of the Peace, Darrell Longino performed an inquest at the scene. The victim was transported from the scene by a first-call car from Pace Funeral Home. This accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol. When we receive more information on this accident we'll post an update with any further details.
Editor's Note: Because this accident involved a State Trooper, usual media access up close to the scene was not permitted as this is a very sensitive situation.
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The State vehicle involved in the accident is pictured parked on the left with the driver's side door open.
Justice of the Peace, Darrell Longino (left) performed an inquest at the scene.
Traffic on the south-bound side of 59 was blocked for nearly 2 hours.
A crew from TexDot utilized orange cones to reroute the traffic to the shoulder.
A first-call care from Pace Funeral Home transported the victim from the scene.
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