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Woman Killed After Being Struck by Vehicle After Chase in Richland Hills

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    Raw: Driver Dies After Being Struck While Fleeing Scene: PD

    A driver, who fled from police and tried to run from the scene, died after being struck by another vehicle early Thursday morning in Richland Hills, police said. (Published Thursday, March 14, 2019)

    A woman being pursued by police was killed in Richland Hills Wednesday night after being struck by a vehicle, police say.

    According to Capt. Sheena McEachran, Richland Hills police spokeswoman, an officer tried to pull over the woman at about 11:15 p.m. for a traffic violation. The driver tried to get away, prompting a police chase.

    The driver, identified Thursday as 27-year-old Vanessa Valdez, crashed into a wall on the southbound side Interstate 820 at West Hurst Boulevard. After running away from the wrecked car the wonan was struck by a vehicle on the I-820 bridge over Texas 121, McEachran said. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.

    The crash happened just as a Richland Hills officer arrived at the scene, McEachran said.

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    The southbound side Loop I-820 bridge was closed for more than five hours as police investigated the crash.

    No further information was immediately available.

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