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Joaquin Man Dies in Accident


SHELBY COUNTY- Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers investigated yesterday evening a fatal auto-pedestrian crash on SH 84 in the City of Joaquin. The preliminary investigation indicates on Mar. 2, at approximately 8:35 p.m., a pedestrian, Joseph Olenik, 65, of Joaquin, was crossing SH 84 when he was struck by a westbound 1999 Toyota pick-up. Olenik was pronounced deceased at the scene at 9 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Margie Anderson. The driver of the pick-up has been identified as 68-year-old Charles Williams from Logansport, LA. Williams was not reportedly injured as a result of the collision. This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time. 

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