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Victim's name released after Port Arthur fatal auto-pedestrian accident

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PORT ARTHUR -

Officials have released the name of a man killed in an auto-pedestrian accident Tuesday night.

The victim is identified as Lester Cowart, 50, of Port Arthur.

The accident happened on Highway 69 at Jimmy Johnson Boulevard around 10:30 p.m.  A police spokesperson Wednesday said it is not yet known why Cowart was crossing the highway.

An officer at the scene said a car was going northbound on 69 when it hit the victim.  The car then went out of control and struck the median wall.

 

 

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