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Deputies Investigating Pedestrian Accident as Homicide

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

The Nueces County Sheriff's Department is conducting a homicide investigation stemming from an incident that happened Wednesday afternoon.

A 32-year old Corpus Christi woman was run over by a truck in the 5700 block of County Road 73.

Sheriff's deputies said one of the reasons this case is being investigated as a homicide is because of how it all happened. According to witnesses, the unidentified driver of the truck was driving his vehicle backwards, striking the women.

The incident took place just after 2 p.m. Nueces County Sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene and found the driver of the truck and the woman's fiancé nearby.

Witnesses said both men were involved in a heated discussion moments before the accident. The driver of the truck was taken into custody and will undergo a blood draw, and the woman's fiancé was taken in for questioning.

"She was walking down County Road 73 and she was run over by a pickup, and we understand the pickup was traveling in reverse and she died here at the scene," said Lt. Danny Simmons of the Nueces County Sheriff's Department.

Investigators said that, while the driver of the truck was taken into custody, he was not placed under arrest. They are waiting to make that determination until after the blood draw.

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