Subject Loses Their Life After Being Hit By A Vehicle On State Highway 78 In The Bailey Area

At approximately 9:30 P.M on September 1, 2023, emergency medical services (EMS), Bailey Fire, the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office, and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) promptly responded to a distress call regarding a pedestrian accident. The incident occurred on State Highway 78 in Bailey, TX.

The DPS conducted a thorough investigation into this unfortunate event and has now shared their findings. According to their report, Kenneth Duckworth, an elderly gentleman aged 87 years old, was walking along the northern edge of Highway 78 where there were no streetlights illuminating the area. Tragically, he was struck by a passing vehicle.

Regrettably, Mr. Duckworth succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Bob Clemons.

We offer our prayers for all involved in this incident.

This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available. We will update as we learn more