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.
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.