NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Funeral arrangements have been set for Nacogdoches man who was seriously injured in an auto-pedestrian incident on South Street that occurred on May 4.
Chelsea Garrett, Brandon “Ducky” Duckett’s mother said services for her son have been set for 1 p.m. Thursday at Laird’s Funeral Home in Nacogdoches. Visitation will be at the Laird’s Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
“I want him to be remembered for his infectious smile and his love of people,” Garrett said. “He always wanted to help others.”
Garrett said her son will be a hero to many people.
“Brandon made the selfless choice to be an organ donor,” Garrett said. “So, although he still has a heartbeat to pass on, he is brain dead. We thank all of the friends and family that have surrounded us during this time.”
A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help with medical and funeral expenses.
According to a press release, Nacogdoches police officers were dispatched to the 3200 block of South Street at 2:47 a.m. on May 4 in reference to a possible accident and a person lying in the roadway.
The Nacogdoches Police Department’s investigation determined that Duckett, 23, was crossing South Street on foot when he was struck by a southbound vehicle. He was also struck by a second southbound vehicle, the press release stated.
The driver of the first vehicle stopped and called 911, but the second driver fled the scene. Police have no information about the second vehicle, but they said it might have front-end damage.
East Texas News has reached out to the Nacogdoches Police Department to see if they have been able to track down the driver of the second car and to see if there is any kind of update on the investigation into the hit-and-run incident.
After the incident, Duckett was taken to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital.
The accident is still under investigation Any person who might have been a witness or knows anything about the incident is asked to contact the Nacogdoches Police Department’s Traffic Division at (936) 559-2639.