Grandmother killed after being hit by pickup truck
A grandmother is dead after being hit by a truck while crossing the street with her family; her husband, a hero for saving their young granddaughter.
At around 6:30 Friday evening, a white pickup truck struck three pedestrians near the intersection of Chicago and Juarez.
A woman in her 50's suffered most of the impact and was transported to Laredo Medical Center with severe internal injuries where she later died.
The man and little girl who accompanied the woman suffered just minor injuries, but the actions of the man may have saved the life of their granddaughter as he pulled her away from the oncoming vehicle.
The driver stopped and administered aid to those he hit and police say he didn't show any signs of intoxication:
"Since there is a death in this case a sample of his blood will be tested to make sure that there are no toxins in his body that would inhibit his ability to drive a vehicle."
Police plan to complete a full investigation of the accident.