Pedestrian Dies When Pickup Runs Off Seawall Blvd. In Galveston

GALVESTON (June 8, 2014) One person died and a second was injured at around 7 a.m. Sunday when a pickup truck veered off Seawall Boulevard in Galveston and struck them before coming to a stop on the beach.

The two victims were standing near a souvenir shop when the truck turned onto Seawall, cut across several lanes of traffic and onto the sidewalk.

The injured victim was taken to a hospital.

Authorities later identified the victims as Raphael Flajole, 62, of Lake Orion, Mich., who died at the scene, and Shane Sabala, 48, who was taken to the hospital in stable, but serious condition.

The driver, Kevin Wade Wilson, 49, was jailed in lieu of $750,000 bond charged with manslaughter and aggravated assault charges.