Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office: Man dies after being struck by 2 vehicles on US 59

Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office: Man dies after being struck by 2 vehicles on US 59
Source: Gray News Media

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Zavalla man died at a Nacogdoches hospital late Tuesday night after he was struck by two vehicles on U.S. Highway 59.

According to a press release, the man has been identified as Bernard Charles Kifer III, 32.

The auto-pedestrian incident occurred in the 5400 block of U.S. 59.

“Nacogdoches County Combined dispatch received several calls last night shortly before 10:00 p.m. that there was a male subject that was darting in and out of the roadway on Highway 59 South,” a post on the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. “Several callers advise that they had nearly run over the man.”

NCSO patrol units were dispatched out to the scene, but Kifer was struck by two vehicles before they arrived, the press release stated. Deputies got to the scene a short time after Kifer was hit, and they started performing CPR on him.

Kifer was transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

An investigation is being conducted by the sheriff’s office and Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace David Perkins ordered an autopsy in the case.

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