Pedestrian on Eastex Freeway Killed

At about 3:00 am on Monday, September 3rd, a woman walking on an overpass on the southbound side of the Eastex Freeway at Texas Street near downtown was hit by a vehicle and killed. HPD officers on the scene reported that they had no idea what the woman was doing on the freeway in the dark. The driver of the vehicle which hit her remained at the scene and was cooperative. No charges are anticipated. Investigation of the incident continues, which will include routine autopsy toxicology tests on the victim’s remains to see if alcohol or drugs played a role in the tragedy.

I have said many times that walking on a freeway shoulder is exceedingly dangerous. That’s all the more true in the dark. Please never attempt it unless you have absolutely no other choice.