• October 11, 2022

Rafael Antonio Simpson Lacayo Killed in Hit-and-run Accident on Highway 347 in Port Arthur, TX

UPDATE (October 12, 2022): New sources identified the man killed in the accident as 60-year-old Rafael Antonio Simpson Lacayo. Police describe the suspect vehicle only as blue with damage to the right side. No further information is available at this time.

Port Arthur, TX -- October 9, 2022, one person was killed after an accident where a vehicle hit them, then fled the scene.

In initial details, it appears the incident happened at around 11:00 p.m. off the corner of Highway 347 and Woodlawn Road.

Officials said that an unidentified pedestrian was walking when an unknown vehicle struck them. That vehicle then fled the scene. The victim sustained fatal injuries due to the accident.

Additional details are unavailable at this time.

Commentary on Rafael Simpson Lacayo Hit-and-run Accident in Port Arthur

Rafael Simpson Lacayo Killed in Hit-and-run Accident in Port Arthur, TX

So many incidents like this occur here in Texas, and they happen for all kinds of reasons. Alcohol, drugs, warrants, stolen vehicles, simple panic, etc. Whatever the reason, ensuring someone is held accountable and pursuing any possible avenues to get the victim's family some much needed help make thorough investigations crucial. Perhaps keeping these details in the public eye can help locals connect the dots and come forward with any information which might ultimately see appropriate consequences for this tragedy.

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