December 10, 2020 — Investigators with the San Angelo Police Department’s Traffic Unit are investigating a pedestrian-fatality crash in the 4000 block of the West Houston Harte Expressway Frontage Road near Woodspring Suites.
Police were initially dispatched to the area just before 5:30 a.m. for the report of a welfare concern after a passerby spotted a body lying in the roadway. Soon after, San Angelo Public Safety Communications received an additional call from the involved vehicle’s driver.
The preliminary crash investigation revealed the pedestrian, a transient man later identified as 31-year-old John Hartman of Hawley, Texas, was walking in the roadway when he was struck by a Nissan Maxima that was traveling eastbound on the frontage road. The vehicle’s driver, a 30-year-old San Angelo woman, was not injured.
Hartman was formally pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Fred Buck.
Traffic was diverted from the area for several hours.
There is no additional information available for release at this time.