1 dead, 1 injured when truck plows over Galveston Seawall
POSTED: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 7:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 7:14am
Driver of pickup struck two pedestrians on seawall before landing on beach below
Galveston, TX — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; weekend celebrations for a long-time Galveston priest halted tragically Sunday morning when a pickup truck plunged over the Seawall near a popular tourist shop, killing his younger brother and injuring another pedestrian.
Family members had flown in from around the country to celebrate Rev. John Paul Flajole's 50th anniversary as a priest Saturday.
A group that included Fajole's brother, Raphael Flajole, a 62-year-old dentist from Lake Orion, Michigan, was taking photos near the stairway of Murdoch's Souvenirs around 7 a.m. when a red Ford pickup truck turning onto Seawall Boulevard cut across all lanes of traffic and hit them on the sidewalk.