Many from the local area are mourning the loss of 43-year-old Henderson resident Edmon ‘Gator’ Howard, who was killed in a Christmas Day traffic accident. 

A Department of Public Safety Trooper responded to the 6:35 p.m. incident that occurred approximately five miles south of Henderson on U.S. Highway 259. 

Troopers’ preliminary investigation indicates Alex Coursey, a 21-year-old New Caney man, was traveling north on US-259 in a 2017 Ford F-150. 

Howard was standing on or near the fog line next to a disabled pickup truck where he was struck by Coursey. 

Howard was pronounced at the scene by Justice of the Peace Pat McCrory. 

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