Victim's Name Released from Fatal Automobile/Pedestrian Accident, GOODRICH, August 2, 2022 - Shortly before 9 pm on August 1, 2022, a Coldspring man was killed when he ran in front of a south-bound SUV on US-59 across the street from the Goodrich Truck Stop. Harry Samuel Wright, 63, of Coldspring was killed on impact when he stepped in front a 2016 Range Rover driven by 28 year old Anthony Davis of Porter. Trooper Donny Akers and Sergeant Sam Lattner with the Texas Highway Patrol were dispatched and investigated the scene. The accident remains under investigation.
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Justice of the Peace, Robert "Dooley" Johnson speaks with Trooper Donny Akers. Johnson performed an inquest at the scene.
SUV Strikes and Kills Pedestrian, GOODRICH, August 1, 2022 - At approximately 8:50 pm on August 1, 2022, the Polk County Sheriff's Office received a call from a driver who stated that he had just struck someone or something. The driver, Anthony Davis, 28, of Porter was south-bound on US-59 in a white 2016 Range Rover when his vehicle struck a pedestrian that appeared to be crossing the road from the south-bound side of 59. According to Davis, it happened so fast, that he didn't know what he hit. Davis pulled to the right shoulder of the south-bound side of 59. Davis' windshield was caved in, and the front end on the passenger's side was heavily damaged. Allegiance Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Livingston Fire Chief, Corky Cochran, and Trooper Donny Akers with the Texas Highway Patrol. Akers was assisted by Sergeant Sam Lattner (also Highway Patrol), and Deputy Cedric McDuffy with the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The men searched the vicinity and located the victim (name being withheld pending notification of relatives). The victim was found in the crossover section between the north-bound and south-bound sides of 59. The victim was killed on impact. Justice of the Peace, Robert "Dooley" Johnson performed an inquest at the scene. A first call car from Cochran Funeral Home transported the victim from the scene. Anthony Davis was physically okay. His vehicle was recovered by Dan's Towing and will be stored in Livingston. When we receive the victim's name, we'll update the story. This accident remains under investigation by The Texas Highway Patrol.
28 year old Anthony Davis, of Porter, was driving this 2016 Range Rover south on US-59 in Goodrich when he struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian was wearing dark clothes.
Trooper Akers was assisted by Sergeant Sam Lattner (right).
A first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home transported the victim from the scene.
Davis' vehicle was recovered by Dan's Towing out of Livingston.
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