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Polk County man killed in Silsbee

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Car WreckBy Dannie Oliveaux
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A Polk County man was killed Feb. 24 after he jumped from a truck traveling northbound on U.S. 96, south of the Neches River Bridge.

According to Hardin County Sheriff Mark Davis, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers responded to a report of the body of a white male on U.S. 96 at about 3:30 a.m. Davis said the man was identified as Jeremiah Lloyd Ray, 31, of Livingston.

The sheriff said the man was not the victim of an auto-pedestrian accident. Davis said according to witnesses, the man jumped out from a moving truck after a disturbance.

“There was a disturbance at the location in the 5,000 block of U.S. 96 North and the witness said he jumped from a moving vehicle and was injured when he hit the pavement,” Davis said. “The injuries appeared to cause his death.”

The sheriff said an autopsy was ordered by Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Chris Ingram on Feb. 25. Davis said the driver of the truck and other witnesses provided investigators information on the accident. He added the driver, contrary to rumors, stopped and did not leave the scene.

The sheriff said the truck was moving at a slow rate of speed. “They were leaving the parking lot at the 96 Truck Stop,” he added.

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  • This commment is unpublished.
    Rhonda Butts · 6 months ago
    Why is these allegations being said publicly if it's an ongoing investigation.Why isn't the drivergiven a lie detectors test and any one else involved. I vall BS! #JusticeforJeremiah 
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    Hannah · 6 months ago
    Yeah this is b.s. and I really hope nobody believes this load of crap!