East Texas man arrested for intoxication manslaughter

LONGVIEW, Texas (KETK) - An East Texas man is behind bars on multiple charges.

According to Gregg County judicial records, the Texas Department of Public Safety arrested Michael Lydall Grant, 37, of Overton, around 2:15 a.m., Wednesday morning on the following charges:

1) Blue warrant - Austin Parole

2) Accident involving death

3) Intoxication manslaughter with vehicle

According to DPS, around 9:20 p.m., Tuesday, witnesses say Grant was traveling southbound on County Road 3652 when he ran a stop sign at the intersection of CR 3652 and CR 3615. Officials say he then struck 34-year-old Lechell Scott, of Kilgore, who was walking in the roadway.

DPS says Grant drove off, but was arrested a short time later.

Scott was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Judge Talyna Carlson.


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