San Antonio woman run over by own car identified

Isabel Huerta, 68, struck, killed in front of Churchill High School

Published On: May 31 2013 02:41:24 AM CDT   Updated On: May 31 2013 02:53:39 AM CDT
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The family of a woman who died when she was run over by her own car remains in shock.

Isabel Huerta, 68, was found underneath her beige 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser in the 12000 block of Blanco Road at 6 a.m.

Witnesses told police the car made a sudden U-turn in the middle of the road.

"For whatever reason, it looks like she got out of the car and, at some point, was run over by ... her own car," said a San Antonio police spokesman.

The spokesman said as Huerta stepped out of the vehicle, which was still in gear, it began to travel backwards, striking her down and running her over. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Earlier on Thursday, traffic investigators were also working with homicide detectives to look at all possible scenarios.

Huerta's family members believe she may have been feeling ill that's why she got out of the vehicle.

"Maybe got disoriented when she realized she was feeling ill and pulled over to the side of the road," said Barbara Saenz, Huerta's daughter.

Her children said their mom was a nurse for over 30 years. She was headed to a Hospice center where she works at the time of the accident.

"She had so much life in her still so much to give so much to offer, I just can't believe it's just gone," said Lucia Tijeriana, Huerta's daughter.

Huerta leaves behind five children, 13 grandchildren, and a great grandchild with another on the way.

"It's an unfortunate event , it hurts so much but we love but we all know where my mother is resting and rejoicing," said Barbara Saenz.