Yoakum woman dies after fall from truck

Sonny Long

Dec. 7, 2012 at 6:07 a.m.

An early-morning trip to the convenience store proved deadly for a Yoakum woman Friday.

At 4 a.m., Yoakum emergency personnel responded to the intersection of Carl Ramert Drive and North South Street where Anita Renee Cleveland Dilworth, 50 of Yoakum, apparently fell from a moving pickup and died, said Yoakum Police Chief Arthur Rogers.

Rogers said Dilworth was a passenger in the truck and was on the way back to the recreational vehicle park where she lives when, according to the driver's account, she decided to get out and walk the remaining distance.

"He said she was messing with her seat belt as he turned, and the next thing he knew she had fallen out," Rogers said. "He may have run over her, but we are waiting for autopsy results."

Rogers said the incident appears to be an accident.

"Foul play is not suspected, but the incident is under investigation," said the police chief.

Lavaca County Justice of the Peace Alene Lyons performed an inquest at the scene and Dilworth was sent to the Travis County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.



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