Gerald Loftice Killed in Accident at FM 349 and FM 2011 in Gregg County, TX

September 25, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Gerald Loftice
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

FM 349 & TX-322, Lakeport, Gregg County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Ford F-150, Commercial Truck
FM 349 and FM 2011
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), minor injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Ford F-150, Commercial Truck and a Pedestrian were involved in a collision

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a man at FM 349 and FM 2011 in Gregg County, TX on September 25th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 3:10 p.m. According to investigators, a garbage truck was stropped in a westbound lane of FM 349 with flashing lights. Police say an occupant of the vehicle exited the truck, collected a trash can and returned to the truck with their back facing approaching traffic. While dumping the can, the pedestrian was struck by an approaching Ford F-150 before it also struck the garbage truck. The pedestrian, identified as 46-year-old Gerald Loftice, suffered fatal injuries in the incident. The driver of the Ford, identified as 65-year-old Robert Smith, had minor injuries. Reports indicate a charge of Criminal Negligent Homicide was recommended and/or issued.

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