Investigation continues into accident that killed fireman

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By Dannie Oliveaux

A Texas Department of Public Safety reconstructive team has been requested to assist the Silsbee Police Department in the investigation of an Aug. 2 accident that resulted into the death of Silsbee Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Jay Hinkie, according to Police Chief Waylan Rhodes.

Hinkie, 61, died after he was struck and killed while working an accident on FM 418, one mile east of U.S. 96 Business, Rhodes said.


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