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DPS: 9-year-old pedestrian killed when crossing street to mailbox

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From Texas DPS:

Earlier this evening at approximately 6:00 p.m, troopers responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian fatal crash on SH-154 in Upshur County, just east of the city of Diana. 

Preliminary crash investigation has determined that the driver of a 2013 Dodge pick up, identified as Patrick Johnson, 59, of Harleton, was traveling eastbound on SH-154. 

At the same time, a pedestrian, identified as Isabella Grace Smith, 9, of Diana was crossing the roadway from the south to the north to check for mail.  The driver was unable to see the child and struck her in the roadway.  Smith was transported to an East Texas hospital where she was later pronounced dead. 

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