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.

Keri Heath: 409-683-5241; keri.heath@galvnews.com or on Twitter @HeathKeri.



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