Pedestrian struck, killed while crossing Gentry Pkway in Tyler
POSTED: Monday, June 25, 2012 - 3:46am
UPDATED: Monday, June 25, 2012 - 4:19pm
TYLER — The pedestrian that was struck in the 3200 block of W. Gentry is Ruben Oswald Orantes from California. Orantes was staying in a local hotel and was working with a tree trimming business.
Investigators say that Orantes was walking back to his hotel when he was hit crossing Gentry Parkway by a south bound vehicle. Orantes failed to cross the road at a designated cross walk and is determined to be at fault in the crash.
Tyler Police were called to the 3200 block of West Gentry Parkway around 12:16 Monday morning to a pedestrian accident.
They tell KETK a Hispanic male was hit by a car while crossing Gentry Parkway.
The victim was taken to ETMC where he died later from his injuries.
His identity will not be released until his next of kin is notified.
The driver of the car was not injured.