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Woman struck, killed after vehicle breaks down on I-45

Posted on Tuesday, August 31st, 2021 at 2:56 pm    

HOUSTON, TX – A woman was killed after she was struck by a vehicle while standing outside of her disabled vehicle on I-45 last week, HPD reports.

The incident occurred shortly before 11 p.m. on August 25th, when the woman’s vehicle broke down in the southbound lanes of the interstate, near the Sam Houston Parkway.

As the woman exited her car, she was fatally struck by an oncoming Chevrolet pickup truck.

The driver of the pickup, 20-year-old Juan Jesus Rivera, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Further investigation determined he was intoxicated when the accident occurred.

Rivera was subsequently charged with intoxication manslaughter.


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