Police investigate fatal pedestrian accident

A pedestrian was struck early this morning at Ayers near McArdle Rd. The driver then rolled his vehicle into a ditch.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Corpus Christi police are investigating a fatal rollover accident involving a pedestrian.  The incident happened just before 3 a.m. Saturday morning.
 
Police tell 3 News, a 47 year old woman was walking across Ayers Street near McArdle when she was hit by a vehicle.  Police say the victim had just gotten off of work.
The driver then lost control and ended up rolling his car into a ditch.
 
The woman who was struck was taken to the hospital, but police say she did not survive her injuries from the accident.  Her name has not been officially released at this point.
 
The driver of the vehicle, 27 year old Robert Simmons has since been arrested for intoxicated manslaughter.
 
This is a developing story.  Check back for updates.
 

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