On Saturday June 2, 2018 at 2:18 a.m. officers were dispatched to the wooded area located near the 1100 block of E. Gentry in reference to a pedestrian accident.
Once Officers arrived it was discovered Jody Colston a 58 year-old W/M had been struck by a vehicle driven by his son, Aaron Colston age 31, and had life threatening injuries. Jody Colston was transported to UT Health Tyler Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries shortly after arriving. Aaron Colston told officers that he was backing a vehicle and was unaware that his father was behind the vehicle when he ran over him. Alcohol was detected by officers on the scene.
Investigators were called out to assist in the investigation and Judge Beavers ordered an autopsy. Aaron Colston was placed under arrest for Criminally Negligent Homicide and booked into the Smith County Jail.