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Police release name of man struck by vehicle in Longview

From Staff Reports
Nov. 2, 2011 at 2:29 a.m.


A Longview man was hospitalized early Wednesday morning after he was struck be a vehicle on Estes Parkway.

Longview police were dispatched at about 6 a.m. to the intersection of Estes Parkway and Gilmour Street in connection with a man who had been struck by a vehicle, police spokeswoman Kristie Brian said.

Brian said the victim, 37-year-old John Paul Jones, - was walking in the roadway in dark clothing when he was struck by the vehicle.

At one point, police were told that the victim had died, but they were later notified that doctors were able to revive him.

Brian said traffic was slowed on Estes Parkway for a few hours while crews cleared the scene.

Jones was listed in critical condition Wednesday afternoon.

The driver waited with the victim until EMS arrived. He was not ticketed.

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