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January 30, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Auto-Pedestrian Fatality Crash
At approximately 6:47 a.m., Dayton police were notified of an auto-pedestrian crash at the intersection of HWY 321 and CR 676, approximately 2 miles north of Dayton High School.Upon arrival, responding officers learned that the pedestrian was attempting to cross HWY 321 when he was struck by a southbound vehicle. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and is cooperating with police.
The deceased is Tyrese Mango, a 14-year-old 8th grader at Woodrow Wilson Jr. High School.This is an active investigation as the police try to determine the exact circumstances of this incident. At this time criminal charges are not expected.
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Sgt. Robert Willoughby is onsite and conducting accident reconstruction. Motorists are asked to find an alternate route as traffic is being rerouted for the duration of the reconstruction, which is expected to continue throughout the morning.
“It is always tragic to see a loss of life in this way, but it is especially difficult when the loss is a child,” said Police Chief Robert Vine. “Our heartfelt prayers go out to the family of this young man and all involved.”