Angelina College student killed in Hwy 59 auto-pedestrian accident

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE)- A 19 year old Angelina College student was killed Monday night while trying to cross Highway 59 south near the college.

According to police reports, 21 year old Christopher Salazar of Sugarland was driving his car southbound on south First Street (Highway 59 south) in the inside lane when 19 year old Brandon Hart of Woodville was crossing the highway on foot and ran out in front of traffic.

Police say Salazar swerved, but was unable to avoid colliding with Hart.  Hart was transported to Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The accident happened about 8:57 Monday night in the3500 block of south First (Highway 59 south).

A spokesman for Angelina College tells KTRE, Hart was in his Freshman year of college at A-C.