SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - UPDATE: DPS investigators’ preliminary report indicates that the driver of a 2007 Ford F-450 was traveling on SH-155 and struck a pedestrian who was walking in the roadway.
The pedestrian was identified as Stephan Ernest Nipper, 41, of Muncie IN. Nipper was pronounced at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.
One person died in an auto-pedestrian wreck in northern Smith County early Thursday morning.
According to authorities, the wreck happened around 5:45 a.m. on State Highway 155 north of County Road 351, south of Winona.
Highway Patrol officials have confirmed that one person was killed in the crash, but no other details have been released at this time.
Traffic is temporarily shut down while troopers investigate the cause of the wreck.
Motorists traveling between Big Sandy and Winona should take Highway 80 to Farm-to-Market Road 14 as an alternate route into Tyler or to Interstate 20.