Vehicle backing up strikes, kills woman

Kathryn Cargo By Kathryn Cargo

Jan. 8, 2018 at 9:51 p.m.
Updated Jan. 9, 2018 at 6 a.m.

Victoria police collect evidence at the scene of a fatal auto-pedestrian wreck on Morningside Street. A female driver was backing out of a driveway and struck an 82-year-old woman, who was taken to a hospital, where she died.

Victoria police collect evidence at the scene of a fatal auto-pedestrian wreck on Morningside Street. A female driver was backing out of a driveway and struck an 82-year-old woman, who was taken to a hospital, where she died.   Evan Lewis for The Victoria Advocate

A woman died at Citizens Medical Center after she was struck by a Chevrolet Tahoe that was backing out of a driveway on Morningside Street.

Eva Hewlett, 82, of Victoria, was walking west near the north curb in the 3600 block of Morningside Street when a 2002 gold Tahoe driven by Heather Ramos, of Victoria, struck her, said officer David Brogger, spokesman for the Victoria Police Department.

"EMS arrived and transported her to Citizens, where she succumbed to her injuries," he said.

Hewlett was pronounced dead shortly before 5 p.m., Brogger said. She lived in the 3500 block of Morningside Street, according to a past Victoria Advocate article.

The Victoria Police Department and Victoria Fire Department responded to the scene about 4:20 p.m., said Branden Allen, a senior patrol officer with the Victoria Police Department.

Ramos was the only person in the Tahoe.

At the scene, Allen said Hewlett had serious injuries, although he didn't know the extent.

Brogger said no citations have been issued, but investigators as well as a traffic safety unit were at the scene. Ramos' age was unavailable Monday afternoon.


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