VIDEO: Woman killed while crossing road with grandchildren

Published 11:14 pm Friday, October 13, 2017

By Eric Williams

The Orange Leader

A trip to the Terror of Maze turned tragic Friday night, when an elderly woman was hit by a SUV while escorting her grandchildren across the street.

According to Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll, at approximately 9 p.m., the Vidor Police Department responded an auto pedestrian accident in the 1700 block of Highway 12.

The driver of the SUV hit Wanda Spoonmore, 71, of Beaumont, and continued down Highway 12 towards the 105 Area. Vidor Police did receive a call in reference to a reckless driver in the area right after the crash.

Carroll said, “ The vehicle should have heavy front end damage and any one with information is asked to call Vidor Police or Crime Stoppers at 409-833-Tips”.

Spoonmore was transported by Acadian Ambulance to St. Elizabeth Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Officers were advised by witnesses that the vehicle left the scene after striking the victim without stopping or rendering aid.

The Vidor Police Department is asking the community’s assistance in locating the driver and vehicle involved. The preliminary description is a medium sized SUV or Cross-over vehicle that maybe light colored possibly silver or white.

The vehicle should have damage to the front right side of the vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vidor Police Department at 409-769-4561 or Crime Stoppers at 833-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible parties.