1 dead, 1 injured when truck plows over Galveston Seawall

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

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.

To read more: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/1-dead-1-injured-when-truck-plows-over-Galveston-5537403.php

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