On Sunday, March 19, 2023, at approximately 3:17 a.m., the Arlington Police Department, Fire Department, and EMS responded to a collision between a pickup truck and a pedestrian in the 8100 block of South Cooper Street.
When officers arrived on scene, they found a 71-year-old woman lying unresponsive in the southbound lanes. She was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The woman was wearing dark clothing and was not using a designated crossing when she entered the roadway and was struck by a pickup truck traveling southbound.
The driver of the pickup remained on scene and was cooperative with investigators. He showed no signs of impairment and he is not facing any criminal charges in connection to this incident.
It’s unclear why the woman was in the roadway. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the deceased once next of kin have been notified.
The Arlington Police Department reminds the public that pedestrians should always use traffic lights and designated crosswalks when crossing roadways. Cutting across a roadway is dangerous at all times of the day, but particularly when it’s dark outside and visibility is reduced.