Woman dies after hit by vehicle backing up

Kathryn Cargo By Kathryn Cargo

Jan. 8, 2018 at 5:41 p.m.
Updated Jan. 8, 2018 at 5:47 p.m.

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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, 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.

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 how bad.

Brogger said no citations have been issued yet, but investigators are at the scene as well as a traffic safety unit.

Ramos' age and Hewlett's city of residence were unavailable Monday afternoon.

The story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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