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By Chris Edwards
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WOODVILLE – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating a fatal hit-and-run auto-pedestrian crash that occurred in Woodville last Friday.

According to Sgt. Shana Clark with the DPS, the body of Jason Williams, a 41-year-old Jasper man, was discovered on the side of US 69, south of Woodville, near Woodville Pellets on Friday night. Clark said Williams was hit and killed before 8 p.m. that same day. Reportedly, Williams was hit by a Dodge Ram pickup.

DPS troopers, on Saturday, were able to find the truck involved and its driver, 18-year-old Raygan Picou, of Sour Lake.

As of Monday, according to Clark, no charges have been filed, and investigators have interviewed Picou. The results of the investigation will be turned over to the county’s District Attorney, Lucas Babin, for possible prosecution.

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