📌Lufkin Police Respond to Auto-Pedestrian Accident Wednesday

📌55-Year-Old Passes Away From Injuries

📌Police Release Man's Identity on Thursday

The Lufkin Police Department has released the name of the person who passed away Wednesday night after being struck by a vehicle while trying to cross Timberland Drive. The auto-pedestrian accident took place around 9 p.m.

Lufkin Police have identified the man as 55-year-old Steven Penick. Officers confirmed his identification early Thursday morning. Penick's family has been contacted and notified of his passing.

According to a press release from the Lufkin Police Department, Penick, who was homeless, was jaywalking from the Paul Avenue side of Timberland Drive toward Whataburger when he was hit by a northbound Honda Accord. The driver of the Honda said she attempted to avoid Penick but was unable to do so.
Penick was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

At the time of the accident, Penick did not have any identification on him. Lufkin Police released a description of the man in an attempt to identify him. At the time of the accident, he was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans with black running shoes. He was also carrying a backpack with Disney’s Frozen characters on it that contained numerous vape pens.

Please keep Steven Penick and his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. Also, offer prayers of comfort for the first responders, witnesses, as well as the person that was driving the vehicle involved in the accident.

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