San Marcos police are asking for assistance in solving a hit and run pedestrian fatality that claimed the life of a young pregnant woman in October 2011.
Twenty-two year old Diann Sharnell Ford had just ended her shift at Long John Silver’s restaurant on the west access road of I-35 around 11:05 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 and began walking to her home on the east side of I-35.
Ford was crossing the access road in front of the McDonald’s restaurant in the 1100 block of IH 35 North when she was struck by a vehicle.
The vehicle slowed down and then left the scene without stopping or attempting to help the young mother. She was taken to University Medical Center at Brackenridge in Austin where she delivered a healthy baby girl.
“Two days later Diann died from complications from her injuries,” said Sgt. Christopher Tureaud, a police investigator on the case. “She was eight months pregnant when she was struck and killed by the driver who fled the scene.”
Anyone with any information concerning this hit and run fatality is asked to contact the San Marcos Police Department Collision Investigation Team or may submit tips through Crime Stoppers at (512) 353-TIPS(8477) or text an anonymous tip to: 847411 + in the message line: SMPD+your tip.
Witnesses may also contact Sgt. Tureaud at 512-754-2214 or email@example.com.Email | Print