LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Lufkin Police Department has released the name of a woman killed after she was hit by an SUV late Friday night.
According to a preliminary police report, Elaine Stanley, 56, of Lufkin, left the Big's convenience store around 9:30 p.m. Police say she was crossing East Denman Ave. when she stepped into the path of a Ford Expedition.
Justice of the Peace Billy Ball pronounced Stanley dead at the scene.
Police say the driver, identified as a 15-year-old from Lufkin, told them he didn't see Stanley due to the rainy conditions, but stopped his SUV and parked in the middle of the road in an attempt shield her.
Police say they do not expect any charges will be filed against the driver. He was, however, ticketed for driving without a license.
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