A Bacliff man died Tuesday evening after being run over by a truck moments after being thrown from his motorcycle in a crash caused by an alleged drunken driver, according to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.
Officials believe the truck dealt the fatal blow to John Redfield, 64, as the driver of the car he hit was trying to help him after the first crash.
The driver of the car that Redfield hit was arrested and charged with intoxicated assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury, according to the sheriff’s office.
The driver was identified as Mollie Ann Bivens, 26, of Bacliff. She was being held on $40,000 bond at the Galveston County Jail on Wednesday afternoon.
But deputies are searching for a tan or silver truck witnesses said drove through the crash scene and struck Redfield while he was lying on the pavement, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said.
The truck driver didn’t stop, and authorities had only released limited information about the vehicle as of Wednesday afternoon.
The crashes occurred about 7 p.m. Tuesday in the 2600 block of FM 646 in San Leon. Redfield was riding a motorcycle west when Bivens’ car turned across his lane to enter a bar’s parking lot, Trochesset said.
Redfield struck the rear passenger side of the car and was thrown from his motorcycle, Trochesset said.
Bivens got out of the car and attempted to help Redfield, Trochesset said. It’s unclear how injured he was from the initial crash, but Trochesset said Redfield was communicating with Bivens before the truck came through the crash scene and hit him.
Bivens was arrested after being interviewed at the scene of the crash. Deputies reported she showed signs of intoxication, Trochesset said.
Bivens told deputies she drank a bottle of beer and a shot of an alcoholic beverage at a bar in Kemah before driving home to change clothes, and then driving to the bar in San Leon where the crash occurred.
Detectives still were investigating the crash Wednesday afternoon. Trochesset said detectives planned to interview Bivens and were seeking more information about the truck.
Anyone with any information about the crash was asked to call sheriff’s office investigators at 281-309-5042.