DPS investigates accident involving pedestrian fatality



An on-duty sheriff’s deputy with the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office was involved in a fatal crash with a pedestrian early June 8 at approximately 3:45 a.m. The crash occurred on State Highway 16, north of Poteet at McCaughan Road. According to Sgt. Kenny Mata, Texas Highway Patrol, at the request of the ACSO, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to the crash and are assisting with the crash investigation which is ongoing.

Atascosa County Sheriff David Soward said Sunday that this is an active DPS investigation. Sheriff Soward stated that a preliminary review of the accident by ACSO administration revealed no wrongdoing by the deputy. The ACSO said they are providing no further comment at this time.

The incident involved the fatality of a minor 17-year-old female who is from San Antonio.

The Pleasanton Express will continue to follow this story and provide updates as they are made possible.

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