Woman claims she blacked out prior to hitting, killing 70-year-old woman with vehicle, police say

HOUSTON – Police said a woman driving with a 2-year-old in her car Monday morning in west Houston claims she blacked out before hitting a 70-year-old woman.

The incident happened in the 13100 block of Kimberley Lane near Brittmoore Road in the Memorial area.

Authorities said the 70-year-old was walking with a friend when it happened around 7 a.m. Investigators said the 70-year-old woman and had run left to try and avoid the vehicle when the vehicle swerved her way and hit her.

“At which point [the driver] took down the sign. She crossed over, took down the stop sign," Sean Teare, an official with the Harris County DA’s office said.

Neighbor Victor Guo woke up to a loud sound and found the victim in his yard. He gave her CPR.

“I know we got the coronavirus going on here, but it’s just common decency to help the best you can, so that was the only thing that was going through my head," Guo said.

The 70-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Neighbors were shocked and saddened by what happened.

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