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SJNT staff

CLEVELAND —Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are investigating a fatal crash on Farm-to-Market Road 2024, approximately five miles northwest of Cleveland, that occurred Friday.

The pedestrian, 38-year-old Olgae Cruz De Granados of Cleveland, was pronounced dead at the scene by a Justice of the Peace.

Reports indicate that at approximately 6:51 a.m., a 2000 Chevrolet van was traveling south while a pedestrian was walking south on the southbound shoulder. It is reported that the driver fell asleep and drifted onto the south shoulder and struck the pedestrian.

The driver, identified as 17-year-old Lincoln Earl Payne of Coldspring, was not injured.

The investigation in continuing.

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