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Sun Blamed In Highway 80 Pedestrian Accident

  Just before 8 am, Monday morning, Longview Police responded to the 1100 block of East Marshall Avenue in reference to an accident with injuries.
  According to the preliminary accident report, a 1996 Dodge pickup driven by 51 year old Billie Don Nelson of Longview was traveling south on Lake Street and turned eastbound onto Marshall Avenue.
  Mr. Nelson told accident investigators because the sun was in his eyes he did not see a pedestrian standing in the road.  The pickup struck the pedestrian which resulted in serious injuries to the pedestrian.
  Clyde Fagan, 75 of Longview was taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center with "incapacitating injuries". 
  Mr. Nelson as well as two children in the pickup were not injured.

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