William Harold O’Connell Dies in Pedestrian Accident on US 285 [Pecos County, TX]

William Harold O’Connell Dies in Pedestrian Accident on US 285 [Pecos County, TX]

William Harold O'Connell Killed in Pedestrian Accident on US 285 [Pecos County, TX]
William Harold O’Connell Dies in Pedestrian Accident on US 285 [Pecos County, TX]

71-Year-Old Man Pronounced Dead after Pedestrian Collision near Mile Marker 421

PECOS COUNTY, TX (December 20, 2023) – Thursday evening, William Harold O’Connell died in a pedestrian accident on US 285.

Police responded just before 6:45 p.m., on the southbound lanes of the freeway near Mile Marker 421 on December 7th.

Officers say 41-year-old Joshua Robert Pass was driving a 2017 Ford F-250 and struck O’Connell who was walking along the road.

Medical personnel arrived and pronounced 71-year-old O’Connell dead at the scene.

At this time, authorities have not released additional information about the incident and an active investigation is still underway. Once available, further details will be provided.


Our law firm sends out our heartfelt sympathies to the friends and family of William Harold O’Connell who are grieving over the loss of their loved one.


Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident leaves a lasting impact on those left behind. At Sweet James, we know you and your family are going through a difficult time. While you tend to your well-being and peace of mind, hire us to handle the legal areas of your situation. Our wrongful death attorneys are upheld by years of training and experience and will never lose sight of your hopes and wishes. Call us at 1-800-900-0000 for a free evaluation of your case details. Need help after hours? Reach out to us by email, text message, or online chat. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are a family member of the victim involved in this accident, we may be able to help you obtain the police report.


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