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Lufkin man dies while crossing road in Hudson

James Knight (Source: Angelina County Jail) James Knight (Source: Angelina County Jail)
HUDSON, TX (KTRE) -

A Lufkin man died after he was hit by a car while crossing the road Wednesday night in Hudson.

Hudson Police Chief Jimmy Casper said James Harvey Knight, 68, was crossing the road on the intersection of FM 1194 and State Highway 94, around 8:30 p.m. when he was struck by a passenger car. Knight died at the scene.

Casper would not release the identity of the driver and only said they were from the Lufkin area.

Knight was convicted in April on a charge of indecency with a child. According to a previous KTRE report, he told an 11-year-old girl to try on a bathing suit that he had bought for her. The girl stood in front of him while he was sitting in a chair and he reached out and touched her inappropriately, according to the affidavit.

The girl responded by slapping Knight across the face and asked him why he did it to her, in which he replied, "I don't know," according to the affidavit. Knight then left the house with her and acted like nothing happened from that point on.

The investigation into this allegation began on April 13, when Sgt. Bart Riley received a case from former Texas Ranger Pete Maskunas, who was investigating a death case in Hudson.

Riley said through investigating the incident, which remains an open investigation, Maskunas received information of inappropriate relationships with underage girls and sexual assaults with Knight. The case Knight was charged with is the only one that has not gone beyond the statute of limitations.

Knight pleaded guilty to the charge in April, accepting a 10-year probation sentence.

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