Rafael Lacayo Simpson Killed in Pedestrian Accident at Hwy 347 and Woodlawn Rd in Jefferson County, TX

October 9, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Rafael Lacayo Simpson
Type of Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Texas 347 & Woodlawn Street, Port Arthur, Jefferson County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Jefferson County Police
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car
Hwy 347 and Woodlawn Rd
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Pedestrian was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene

What Happened

Area authorities are searching for a driver in connection with a hit-and-run accident at Hwy 347 and Woodlawn Rd in Jefferson County, TX on October 9th, 2022. Police say the incident happened around 11 p.m. 60-year-old Rafael Lacayo Simpson was reportedly waking in a center section of the roadway before they were struck by a vehicle. The vehicle involved fled the scene and Lacayo Simpson was taken to an area hospital with injuries he later died from. Additional information was not immediately available.

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