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Woman killed in hit-and-run crash identified

Victim identified as 33-year-old Giovanna Eguia-Rodriguez

SAN ANTONIO – A man driving a sport utility vehicle ran a stop sign and crashed into a car, killing the driver before fleeing the scene on foot, San Antonio police said.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim Monday morning as 33-year-old Giovanna Eguia-Rodriguez.

The crash happened around 8:45 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Bell Drive and Uhr Lane.

Police said the driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe was speeding when he ran a stop sign and crashed into a Honda Accord.

Family and friends said Eguia-Rodriguez leaves behind two young daughters.

"She was a hard-working, loving mom," said Jackie Kellogg, the victim's neighbor. "My heart goes out to them. They're just cute, lovable kids with a hard-working family."

Two other vehicles on the side of the road were also damaged as the Tahoe pushed the Honda more than 150 feet.

Firefighters worked to cut the car open to free Eguia-Rodriguez, but she died in the ambulance, police said.

Norma Garcia lives at the intersection where the accident happened. She said speeding is a chronic problem that frequently leads to wrecks.

In the 24 years she has lived there, she has counted more than 30 accidents at the intersection.

"We're sitting here in the living room and we hear the cars speeding, and we think, 'OK, they should stop, and they don't,'" Garcia said.

Not only did the driver of the Tahoe not stop at the stop sign, he also ran away from the accident, police said.

"Just hitting somebody and leaving, I don't understand. There's too many of it in San Antonio," Kellogg said.

Police are looking for the driver of the Tahoe.