Center Man Dies Following Auto-Pedestrian Crash in Nacogdoches County

May 1, 2021 - Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigated an auto-pedestrian crash early this morning on SH 7, about two miles east of Nacogdoches.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 1:25 a.m., 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.

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.

Additional information is not available at this time.