A woman died early Saturday morning when a car struck her on Interstate 45 while she ran across traffic lanes, officials said.
Sandra Louise Rice, 32, jumped out of a car on the northbound feeder road in the 1200 block of I-45 near Oceans Cabaret, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said. Rice was a passenger in the car, which had pulled to a stop. A man was driving the car, he said.
Rice started running across the freeway and was hit by a vehicle, Trochesset said.
The person who hit Rice hadn’t been aware he’d struck anyone at the time, Trochesset said. When the driver got home, he found his car damaged, saw a social media post and returned to the scene, Trochesset said.
The sheriff’s office hadn’t made any arrests as of Monday afternoon. The office still was investigating the death, Trochesset said.