Port Arthur woman killed in Saturday hit & run
Published 1:17 am Sunday, August 16, 2020
A Port Arthur pedestrian was killed Saturday night after a vehicle struck her along Memorial Boulevard, authorities said.
The Port Arthur Police Department identified the victim as a 38-year-old Black female, adding the name of the deceased is being withheld until a next of kin is notified.
Sgt. Jonathan Green said the victim was taken to a local hospital and later pronounced deceased.
Her death is under investigation by the PAPD Advanced Accident Team and Criminal Investigations Division.
On Saturday at approximately 9:58 p.m., officers responded to the area of the 8800 block of Memorial Boulevard southbound in reference to a pedestrian struck by a vehicle.
Officers arrived on scene and learned the victim attempted to cross the highway and was struck by a vehicle.
The suspect vehicle fled the scene without coming to a stop, Green said.
Information about the suspect vehicle has not been released.