A man was killed around 8:00 this morning after he was hit by a car on Highway 135 at Crews Road in Gregg County. That is about halfway between Highway 271 and I-20.
DPS has confirmed that the victim is 50-year-old Darrell Cannon of Gladewater.
According to DPS, the driver is 20-year-old Stormy Scott, a Kilgore College student. She was driving a 2005 Nissan Murano.
Scott said she fell asleep at the wheel and went off the road. She also told DPS she thought she hit a mailbox and kept going. Another vehicle stopped her and she returned to the scene.
Cannon's body was taken to Crowley Funeral Home in Kilgore.
DPS told KLTV this afternoon that they are pursuing a charge of criminally negligent homicide against Scott..Troopers say Cannon was at least five feet off the roadway, following state law, and there was "nothing he could have done differently".
Criminally negligent homicide is punishable by up to 10 years in jail and a fine of up to $10,000.
Friday, December 6 2013 8:23 PM EST2013-12-07 01:23:15 GMT
From the Tyler Police Department: On December 6, 2013, at about 6:00 P.M., Tyler Police received a 911 call from 914 W. Front, Atlas Credit Union, stating that a robbery had occurred. Employees saidMore >>
Masked man robs Atlas Credit Union on West Front Street. More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:15 PM EST2013-12-05 03:15:17 GMT
Wesley McDade (Photo courtesy Smith County Sheriff's Office)
From the Smith County Sheriff's Office: SMITH COUNTY, TX --On December 2, the Smith County Sheriff's Office asked for the public's assistance with locating Wesley Brian McDade, age 36, of Smith County.More >>
Man was featured on KLTV 7 Crimefighters earlier in the week.More >>
Monday, December 2 2013 2:07 PM EST2013-12-02 19:07:53 GMT
An East Texas man is behind bars after police say he murdered his wife, then fled the scene with his 4-year-old daughter prompting an amber alert to be issued.Marshall Police Public Information OfficerMore >>
An East Texas man is behind bars after police say he murdered his wife, then fled the scene with his 4-year-old daughter prompting an amber alert to be issued.More >>
Sunday, December 1 2013 8:34 PM EST2013-12-02 01:34:36 GMT
An Amber Alert has been issued for an East Texas girl, who was last seen with her father in a maroon 1998 Ford Expedition headed from Marshall, TX towards Dallas, TX.4-year-old Kylie Dunn was last seenMore >>
Family friends tell KLTV that the mother of 4-year-old Kylie Dunn is the victim of an apparent homicide.More >>