Family identifies female construction worker killed in violent hit-and-run accident on 1604

Woman was struck at expressway speeds

Family members have identified the 29-year-old female construction worker killed early Thursday morning in a hit-and-run while worked on the Northwest Side as Tracie Sheppard.

SAN ANTONIOUPDATE: Family members have identified the 29-year-old female construction worker who was killed early Thursday morning in a hit-and-run while she worked on the Northwest Side as Tracie Sheppard.  

The suspect vehicle, a Ford Explorer, has been located, San Antonio police confirmed.

Sheppard's family said they want the driver to come forward. If you have any information, you're asked to call 911.

(Previously)

A 29-year-old female construction worker was killed at approximately 3:45 a.m. Thursday while she was working on 1604 near Hausman, according to police.

She was part of a construction crew working to pick up signs from a previous road closure.

Police said the woman stopped her company truck on the right shoulder of 1604 and activated the warning lights before getting out of the vehicle.

The woman, who was wearing the required safety vest, was loading a sign board on the back of the truck when she was struck.

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A dark gray Ford Explorer veered off the road and hit a trailer the construction truck was towing, pinning the woman between the vehicles, police said.

San Antonio police referred to the accident as "very violent," as the Explorer was traveling at expressway speeds.

Witnesses told police the Explorer continued traveling westbound on 1604 after the incident and the driver didn't stop to render aid.

Police expect the SUV to have extensive damage to the right side.

If you have any information, you are asked to call 911.


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Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.

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