Smith Co. DPS seeking information on fatal hit-and-run

Smith Co. DPS seeking information on fatal hit-and-run

POSTED: Friday, July 11, 2014 - 11:17am

UPDATED: Friday, July 11, 2014 - 11:41am

According to the Smith County Department of Puiblic Safety, troopers are seeking the public’s help in identifying a vehicle that may have been involved in a hit-and-run that occurred July 3, 2014.

Troopers responded to a crash scene on County Road 384 just west of County Road 378, where they discovered a vehicle had run off the road.

The driver, 48-year-old Jubal Bledsoe, was found injured just south of the roadway and taken to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

According to medical reports, Bledsoe’s injuries were consistent with a person being struck by a vehicle. Investigators believe that Bledsoe left his vehicle and was hit by another vehicle.

Troopers are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call the DPS office in Tyler at (903) 939-6001.

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