Victoria resident killed in auto-pedestrian wreck

By Advocate Staff
April 24, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Updated April 24, 2017 at 6:01 p.m.

Scene of an auto-pedestrian fatality in the 900 block of East Rio Grande Street that happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24, 2017.

Scene of an auto-pedestrian fatality in the 900 block of East Rio Grande Street that happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24, 2017.   GoogleMaps for The Victoria Advocate

A Victoria resident died after an auto-pedestrian crash on Sunday at 11:30 p.m. in the 900 block of East Rio Grande Street.

A preliminary investigation revealed Encarnacion Munoz, 67, of Victoria, was crossing the road midway, said Lt. Eline Moya, spokeswoman for the Victoria Police Department.

The male was struck by a Ford passenger vehicle traveling east, she said.

“He was transported to Citizens Medical Center by EMS where he died a short time later,” Moya said.

Police identified the driver of the Ford as 20-year-old Montel Chappell, of Victoria.

Moya said Chappell stopped after hitting Munoz and was cooperative with police.

Neither alcohol nor speed were factors, she said.

Editor's note: The story has been updated to correct that the driver did stop after the crash. For full coverage, please see Tuesday's Advocate.


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