Texomans Question the Lighting on Sheppard Access Road

Following the deadly accident where a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle on Saturday evening on Sheppard Access Road, many Texomans were questioning whether the area was well lit.

Newschannel 6 talked to the Wichita Falls Traffic Superintendent, Mark Beauchamp to get answers.

“We did go back and check the photographs of the accident and the lights were working.  We're about 60 feet away from the light where the accident happened, so it was well lit that evening," said Beauchamp.

The lights, about 50 feet tall on Sheppard Access Road stretch about two miles from Iowa Park Road to Maurine  Street.

Wichita Falls plans to add 10 additional light poles heading north on Sheppard Access Road.  The lights should be in place by February 2015.

The lights are photo cell controlled, which means that when the sun goes down, the lights come on.

In regards to the accident on Saturday evening, where a pedestrian died from his injuries, there is no new information.  This injury accident is an ongoing investigation.

In 2008, an airman died from a hit and run accident on Sheppard Access Road.

, Newschannel 6