Livingston man arrested after fatal auto-pedestrian wreck

Published: Apr. 5, 2017 at 3:03 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 5, 2017 at 5:04 PM CDT
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SAN JACINTO COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Texas Department of Public Safety troopers arrested a 37-year-old Livingston man Tuesday after he was involved in an auto-pedestrian crash that killed one man and injured another.

According to a press release, the auto-pedestrian wreck occurred on U.S. Highway 59 about a mile south of Shepherd at about 9:20 p.m. Tuesday.
The initial crash report indicates that Jerme Burson was driving a 2005 Dodge pickup north on Highway 59 when he drove onto the shoulder of the road and struck two people who were walking north.

One of the pedestrians, Justin Carl Schlotzhauer, 30, of Wichita Falls, was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel, the press release stated.

The other pedestrian, Kimber Shaw, 30, of Orange, was taken by ambulance to CHI St. Luke's Health Memorial Hospital in Livingston for treatment of minor injuries.

DPS troopers at the scene determined that Burson, who was not injured in the crash, was driving while intoxicated when the wreck occurred. He was arrested at the scene and charged with intoxicated manslaughter and intoxicated assault, the press release stated.

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