Woman hit, killed by car after escaping VIA Transit police identified

Victim identified as Odalys Vianney Madrigal, 21

SAN ANTONIOUpdated on May 4:

The victim was identified by the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office as 21-year-old Odalys Vianney Madrigal.

Original Story:

A woman is dead after she escaped VIA Transit police and was struck by a car on the Northwest Side overnight, according to San Antonio police.

The incident occurred around 1:35 a.m., Sunday in the 9700 block of I-10 West.

Police said a VIA Transit police officer was parked at a parking lot near the I-10 West access road when a woman approached his car.

VIA officials said she was not wearing any clothes and was incoherent while talking to the officer.

The officer called for EMS and requested a female officer, officials said.

The woman became confrontational while the officer was assisting her, so the officer restrained her for her safety, officials said.

Before the ambulance arrived, the woman ran across the westbound lanes of I-10. A vehicle that was driving on the westbound lanes of I-10 was unable to avoid the woman and struck her, police said.

She was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.

The driver of the vehicle did stop to render aid and no charges are pending.

VIA officials said the officer involved has served for four years with VIA Transit Police and has a record of honorable service.

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