Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

August 1, 2013

Authorities investigate Thursday evening traffic fatality outside city limits

Ben Tinsley
Jacksonville Daily Progress



Local authorities on Thursday evening were investigating a traffic fatality outside Jacksonville city limits along U.S. Highway 79.

“Everyone is responding to it right now — it looks like a pretty bad accident,” explained Jacksonville City Manager Mo Raissi. “The fire department just called about it.”

Raissi said he was notified about the accident by fire authorities around 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

No further information — the identity of the victim, the cause of the accident, or if anyone else was injured or involved — was immediately available Thursday evening.