Wichita Falls man killed in auto-pedestrian crash in southeast Texas

Wichita Falls man killed in auto-pedestrian crash in southeast Texas
(Source: San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office)
(Source: San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office)

SAN JACINTO CO, TEXAS (KAUZ) - A Wichita Falls man is killed and another person is injured after being hit by a truck while walking along U.S. 59 in southeast Texas.

Justin Carl Schlotzhauer,30, of Wichita Falls, was one of the pedestrians struck by a dodge pickup truck Tuesday night near Shepherd, Texas.

The initial crash report indicates that Jerme Burson, 37, was driving a 2005 Dodge pickup north on Highway 59 when he drove onto the shoulder of the road and struck Schlotzhauer and another person who were walking north.

Schlotzhauer was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other person who was hit was taken to the hospital and is being treated for minor injuries.

DPS troopers at the scene determined that Burson, who was not injured in the crash, was driving while intoxicated when the wreck occurred.

He was arrested at the scene and charged with intoxicated manslaughter and intoxicated assault, the press release stated.

Stay with Newschannel 6 as we continue to follow this developing story.

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