An accident early Saturday morning involving at auto and pedestrian resulted in the death of 60-year-old man from Center.

According to a media release from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), authorities investigated an auto-pedestrian crash that occurred around 1:25 am Saturday on State Highway 7, approximately two miles east of Nacogdoches.

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The preliminary crash investigation indicates a pedestrian was reportedly struck in the westbound lanes of SH 7. The driver that struck the pedestrian failed to stop at the scene of the crash and has not been located.

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The pedestrian is identified as 60-year-old Charles Chandler from Center. Chandler was pronounced deceased at the scene of the crash by a Nacogdoches County Justice of the Peace.

Investigators are requesting anyone with any information in regards to this crash to please contact local law enforcement or Lufkin DPS Communications at (936)-699-7340.

The vehicle possibly involved in this crash is believed to be an older model Cadillac or Buick passenger car.

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