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Update: Police release name of man struck and killed walking across Highway 69 near Central Mall
(10:45 a.m. update) PORT ARTHUR - Port Arthur police are releasing the name of a man who was killed when he tried to walk across Highway 69 near Central Mall.
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Lester "LC" Cowart, 50, of Port Arthur, died Tuesday night. Police say they're not sure why he was trying to cross the highway.
He was walking across the highway in the 8400 block of US 69 shortly before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when the driver of a vehicle struck him in the northbound lanes. Cowart died at the scene.
Justice of the Peace Tom Gillam has ordered an inquest.
Police haven't filed any charges against the driver.