Trooper Chad Seamans (kneeling) investigates in the 4100 block of FM-3277 (also pictured is Sergeant Phillip Waller with the Polk County Sheriff's Office).
Pedestrian Killed by Alleged Hit and Run on Scenic Loop, SCENIC LOOP, September 13, 2014 - At approximately 10:40 pm on September 12, 2014 a report came in to the Polk County Sheriff's Office regarding an accident on Scenic Loop (FM-3277). Deputies Adam Norris and Sergeant Phillip Waller arrived in the 4900 block of Scenic Loop to find a pedestrian had been allegedly struck by a vehicle. Americare Ambulance Service, the Scenic Loop Volunteer Fire Department and Trooper Chad Seamans with the Texas Highway Patrol were also dispatched. Evidence at the scene suggests that the pedestrian, 31 year old Leslie Wayne Johnson, of Lake Livingston Village, was standing in the west-bound lane of traffic when he was struck by a west-bound vehicle. The impact knocked Johnson out of his shoes and approximately 90 feet from the point of impact. The vehicle then allegedly fled the scene. As Johnson laid on the pavement, an second west-bound vehicle suddenly came upon Johnson and, according to the driver, swerved right to avoid Johnson but still partially ran over Johnson. When emergency personnel arrived, Johnson was deceased. Johnson apparently died from the impact the first vehicle that knocked him over 90 feet down the pavement. All traffic in the vicinity of the accident was blocked during investigation and cleanup. Justice of the Peace, Darrell Longino performed an inquest at the scene and ordered an autopsy. Johnson's body was transported from the scene by a first call car from Cochran Funeral Home and transported to Beaumont. At time of press, there are no suspects or vehicle descriptions as to who initially struck Johnson. The accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol.
(L-R) Deputy Adam Norris, Trooper Chad Seamans, Sergeant Phillip Waller.
Justice of the Peace, Darrell Longino, performed an inquest at the scene and ordered an autopsy.
31 year old Leslie Wayne Johnson was transported from the scene by Cochran Funeral Home.
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