A 32-year-old woman died after she was struck by a vehicle on the 9000 block of Leopard Street on Friday.
A gold 2000 Ford Taurus operated by a 40-year-old man traveled east on the 9000 block of Leopard Street at 11:35 p.m., Corpus Christ Police officers said. The weather had clear visibility, but the area was dark and unlighted. The Taurus struck the pedestrian in the roadway.
The woman did not survive the crash and was not transported to the hospital. No citations or criminal charges have been filed, and the investigation is ongoing.
“Corpus Christi Police would like to remind drivers to be safe. Pedestrians can be found anytime, and anywhere; even in places they are not supposed to be found. Pedestrians can be hard to see especially at night or in bad weather,” CCPD Public Information Officer Kirk Stowers said in a release.
“Pedestrians are encouraged to be predictable; stay off freeways. Pedestrians should use sidewalks where provided and cross or enter streets where it is legal. Where no sidewalks are provided, it is usually safer to walk facing oncoming traffic. It is best to dress in light colors and carry a flashlight in dark areas.”