From the Jacksonville Police Department
JACKSONVILLE, Texas (News release) - On February 28, 2021, at about 10:226 P.M., a Jacksonville police officer was traveling in the 3000 block of North Jackson Street when he was flagged down by a motorist. The motorist told the officer that a pedestrian had just been struck by a vehicle. The officer located an injured person in the roadway and summoned help from the Jacksonville Fire Department. The injured man was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Witnesses described a black or blue, newer model Dodge Charger traveling south on Jackson that struck the pedestrian as he was crossing Jackson Street. The driver of the Charger stopped for a short period of time but then fled north on Jackson Street. The Dodge Charger sustained significant damage to the front of the vehicle and will be missing a side mirror.