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Polk County Crash


POLK COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to an auto-pedestrian crash last night on US 59 involving a commercial motor vehicle, about one mile north of Livingston.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 6:20 p.m., a 2020 Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling south in the outside lane when a pedestrian attempted to cross the highway and ran into the path of the commercial vehicle.

The driver of the Freightliner is identified as 49-year-old Tyrone Freeman from Sugarland. A passenger traveling with Freeman is identified as 43-year-old Randy Bright from Fairburn, GA. Freeman and Bright were not injured during the crash.

The pedestrian is identified as 54-year-old Robert Montgomery. Montgomery was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Polk County Justice of the Peace.

This crash remains under investigation. Additional information is not available at
this time.

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