HIT & RUN VS BICYCLE VICTIM WRECK FATALITY
Jun 11, 2013
Liberty County: At approximately 10:02am June 11, 2013,
Liberty County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Dunn was dispatched to what was reported
to be an “Auto/Pedestrian” accident on Hwy. 1409 just North of CR 456 in South
Liberty County. Initial investigation indicated that a passing citizen noticed
a bicycle with heavy damage to the rear wheel lying on the South bound side of
Hwy. 1409. The citizen turned around and found a man lying in the road side
ditch approximately 25’ from the bicycle. The injured man described as a white male
in his 50’s appeared to be non-responsive. Hwy, 1409 was completely closed in
both directions as DPS conducted the on-scene investigation.
Liberty County EMS was notified and in route as was Life
Flight but Life Flight was later disregarded. Shortly thereafter, Pct 4, Justice
of the Peace Barry Graves was summoned to the scene and pronounced the victim
as deceased. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification
of next of kin.
At the time of this writing, it is unknown as to how long
the victim had been in the ditch before being found or if there were any
witnesses to the “hit and run” accident.
The Department of Public Safety in continuing their
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