News Release from Chief
Subject: Fatality Accident
Date: October 14, 2017
At 9:05 pm on Friday,
October 13, 2017, the Vidor Police Department Dispatch Center received a call
of an auto - pedestrian accident in the 1700 block of Hwy 12 in Vidor, Texas.
The caller advised that a woman was struck by a vehicle while crossing the
roadway. The woman had just left a Halloween venue with her grandchildren, who
witnessed the incident. Officers upon arrival found the victim in the roadway.
CPR had been initiated by citizens. Officers were advised by witnesses that the
vehicle left the scene after striking the victim without stopping or rendering
aid. The victim was transported by Acadian Ambulance Service to Christus St.
Elizabeth hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.
The Vidor Police
Department is asking the community’s assistance in locating the driver and
vehicle involved. The preliminary description is a medium sized SUV or
Cross-over vehicle that maybe light colored possibly silver or white. The
vehicle should have damage to the front right side of the vehicle. Anyone with
information is asked to contact the Vidor Police Department at 409-769-4561 or
Crime Stoppers at 833-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for
information leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible parties.
The victim is identified
Hometown: Beaumont, Texas