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Name released of female pedestrian struck and killed by USPS minivan

November 21, 2023


A justice of the peace is releasing the name of a female pedestrian struck and killed in a collision with a United States Postal Service minivan in Port Arthur.

Jefferson County Precinct 7 Justice of the Peace Brad Burnett identifies the woman as Laura Vanessa Martinez-Segura, 52, of Port Arthur. He’s ordered an autopsy in her death.

The Port Arthur Police Department is investigating the fatal auto-pedestrian crash.

Police, fire and EMS responded to the call shortly before 6 p.m. Monday in the 4300 block of Procter Street.

Officers say the pedestrian was crossing in a dark area without a traffic signal or crosswalk. The driver of the USPS minivan stopped after the collision. Police Chief Tim Duriso says she cooperated.

Firefighters performed CPR on Martinez-Segura until an EMS unit arrived. She was transported by EMS to The Medical Center of Southeast Texas where she died.

Chief Duriso says there’s no evidence the USPS driver was at fault, but the investigation is ongoing. He can’t recall another instance of a fatal crash in Port Arthur that involved a United States Postal Service vehicle and a pedestrian.

The USPS released a statement to KFDM/Fox 4 about the crash:

“The Postal Service offers its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. We are continuing to cooperate with local authorities.”

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