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60-year-old man hit, killed by pickup along Hwy 62 in south Newton County Thursday night

The man was pronounced dead on the scene by a Newton County Justice of the peace.

NEWTON, Texas — Texas state troopers are investigating after a 60-year-old man was hit and killed along Highway 62 in Newton County Thursday night.

Sherwood Wagner, 60, of Orange, was walking in the center of the road along Texas Highway 62 just south of the Jasper County line when he was hit by a northbound pickup just before 8:30 p.m. according to a news release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The 2018 Toyota pickup was driven by a 43-year-old man from Call who was not injured troopers said.

Wagner was pronounced dead on the scene by a Newton County Justice of the peace.

Newton County deputies and South Newton County fire and rescue were among the first responders at the scene in the southwest corner of Newton County near County Road 825.

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This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

From a Texas Department of Public Safety news release...

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian crash on state Highway 62 near the Jasper County line, occurring this evening, April 21, 2022. 

The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 8:20 p.m., a 2018 Toyota pickup was traveling north. It is reported that a pedestrian was walking in the center of the road and was struck by the pickup. 

The driver of the pickup, identified as a 43-year-old man from Call, was not injured. 

The pedestrian was pronounced deceased on scene by a Justice of the Peace. Their identity has not been confirmed. 

The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time.

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