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One dead after auto-pedestrian accident in Bee County

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Posted at 10:46 AM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 17:40:19-05

BEE COUNTY, Texas — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating an auto-pedestrian crash that left one dead on January 8, 2021.

According to Sergeant Nathan Brandley, at around 9:44 p.m., a driver was on US 59 traveling east when they tried to pass a semi-trailer in a passing zone and struck a pedestrian in the roadway. Both drivers stopped to render aid, but the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

The pedestrian was identified as 23-year-old John David Ybanez Jr. from Beeville, TX.

The fatal crash is still under investigation.