UPDATE: Victim identified in Kilgore fatal pedestrian wreck
Kilgore, TX (KETK) — UPDATE (11:45): Authorities have identified the pedestrian killed in the wreck in Kilgore.
He is Frank Nelson Hunter, 39, of Blosson, TX.
Hwy. 259 has been reopened.
ORIGINAL STORY (11:13 am): A person was killed after being hit by a vehicle in Kilgore Tuesday morning.
The wreck happened where Hwy. 259 business splits from Hwy. 259 north.
Authorities tell KETK crews on the scene that a person lost a box out of their truck bed. When the person went to retrieve it from the road, they were hit by a car.
Kilgore Police and Rusk County DPS officials are on scene.
Traffic is being diverted from business 259 onto Hwy. 259 north, where traffic is down to one lane.
The name of the person killed has not been released at this time.
KETK crews are on scene and will update this story as soon as more information comes in.