Fatal Crash – Vehicle vs Pedestrian

EVENT #21-1169

This past evening (1/20/2021), just after 7:15 pm, APPD officers were sent to a crash involving a pedestrian. The crash occurred in the southbound lanes on Highway 35 near Moore Avenue.

General location of Crash Site.

On arrival, officers saw a man lying in the road. He had apparent severe and extensive injuries. He was deceased and not revivable.

Witnesses after the crash reported seeing the driver of the vehicle running back to check on the victim. The driver remains cooperative with officers and has submitted to field sobriety and blood testing. Investigators do not suspect the driver of being impaired during the time of the crash.

The driver reported seeing the man walking along the highway in the grass. As the driver’s vehicle neared the man’s location, he suddenly walked into the roadway crossing in front of the driver’s vehicle. The driver tried but was unable to avoid colliding with the man. The driver stopped and ran back to check on him while also calling 911.

The victim is identified as Dred Martin AGE: 64, resident of Aransas County, just outside of Aransas Pass.

The investigation into this crash continues. Anyone with information should contact Sgt. Justin Prado with the Aransas Pass PD at 361-758-5224. If you wish to remain anonymous, please visit our Tri-County Crimestoppers page.

To the family of Mr. Martin, you remain in our thoughts and prayers.

As with all rapidly evolving events, the information shared is subject to change or correction. When new information becomes available or a correction/update is needed, those updates will append to this original release.

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