Fatality Auto/Pedestrian

Liberty Police are conducting an auto-pedestrian accident investigation which occurred shortly after 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020, in the 1700 block of FM 160 North in the City of Liberty that resulted in fatality.

Police responded to a report of an auto-pedestrian accident located at the 1700 block of FM 160 North shortly before 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening. Upon arrival of the officers, an accident investigation was conducted at the scene. The investigation indicated that a male riding a bicycle eastbound on FM 160 North when he was struck by 2018 Ford F150 that was also traveling eastbound on FM 160 North. The driver of the Ford F150 stopped at the scene and cooperated with the investigation. The driver of the Ford F150 was identified as Orae Laird, 33 year old male from Daisetta. The male operating the bicycle was identified as Otis Patrick Bass, 46 year old, from Liberty. Otis Patrick Bass was flown by Life Flight from the accident to Herman Memorial Hospital in Houston where he succumbed to his injuries.

This accident is still currently under investigation.

The Liberty Police Department wants to give special thanks to Liberty Fire/EMS and the citizens who assisted in the investigation.

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