Deputies Investigating Pedestrian Accident as Homicide - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Deputies Investigating Pedestrian Accident as Homicide

Posted: Updated:
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.

  • Texas State Aquarium In Running For National Honors

    Texas State Aquarium In Running For National Honors

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:21 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:21:43 GMT
    The Texas State Aquarium have been nominated as a finalist to be named one of the Top Ten Aquariums in the US and Canada. It's all part of a readers choice contest by USA Today. If you would like to vote for the Texas State Aquarium click here.More >>
    The Texas State Aquarium have been nominated as a finalist to be named one of the Top Ten Aquariums in the US and Canada. It's all part of a readers choice contest by USA Today. If you would like to vote for the Texas State Aquarium click here.More >>
  • Online Petition Aimed At Saving Park

    Online Petition Aimed At Saving Park

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:17:35 GMT
    A local man has started an online petition in hopes of keeping the city from selling a park in his neighborhood.More >>
    A local man has started an online petition in hopes of keeping the city from selling a park in his neighborhood.More >>
  • Special Report: Asleep at the Wheel

    Special Report: Asleep at the Wheel

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:14 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:14:08 GMT
    Most people are aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, but may not realize that drowsy driving can be just as fatal. With more drivers on the road, words like sleepy, tired, exhausted, are taking on a whole new meaning when it comes to your safety.We talk with drivers, state troopers and driving instructors to examine what could be done to make our highways less dangerous in a 3News Special Report: Asleep at the Wheel.More >>
    Most people are aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, but may not realize that drowsy driving can be just as fatal. With more drivers on the road, words like sleepy, tired, exhausted, are taking on a whole new meaning when it comes to your safety.We talk with drivers, state troopers and driving instructors to examine what could be done to make our highways less dangerous in a 3News Special Report: Asleep at the Wheel.More >>