UPDATE: The pedestrian has been identified as 55-year-old Steven Penick.
Police ask to keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) – A man is dead after being struck by a car Wednesday night in Lufkin.
According to police, the homeless man was jaywalking around 9 p.m. at the intersection of Paul Avenue and Timberland Drive toward Whataburger when he was struck by a Honda Accord.
“The female driver said she attempted to avoid the man but was unable to do so,” officials said.
He was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where officials said he died a short time later. As of 11 p.m., officials have been unable to identify him.
The man is described by police as a white man in his 60s, brown hair with a receding hairline, 5’5″, 140 to 160 pounds and has no tattoos. He was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans with black running shoes. He was carrying a backpack with Disney’s Frozen characters on it that held multiple vape pens inside.
Anyone who knows his identity is asked to call Lufkin police at 936-633-0356.