Pedestrian Dead After Being Hit By a Car, Police Look For Driver - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/4/08

Pedestrian Dead After Being Hit By a Car, Police Look For Driver

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New developments in what Lubbock police first thought was a homicide.

Early Wednesday, police told NewsChannel 11 that Gloria Benson died after her common-law husband, Charles McDade pushed her into the path of an oncoming vehicle on the access road of 38th Street and I-27.

Police now say they do not believe McDade pushed Benson.

More on this developing story on NewsChannel 11 at ten.

Captain Greg Stevens from the Lubbock Police Department says that with conflicting stories, they need witnesses to come forward.

"Detectives are continuing to follow leads and track down witnesses to interview.  We are hoping that we can get some more witnesses that may have seen the situation or may have seen them walking prior to the collision occurring and hopefully get in touch with the vehicle that hit the victim," said Stevens.

Police say they have found some inconsistencies with the story that she was pushed, and they continue to gather evidence.

"We have some conflicting stories of whether it was a motor accident versus a homicide and so they are following that up," said Stevens. 

Police are looking for the driver who hit Benson, then fled the scene.  Police say the driver may be in a red or maroon Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra pickup truck. 

"Without doubt if the woman was pushed into traffic, they hopefully would have seen that occur and therefore would be witnesses to a homicide," said Stevens.

If you have any information please call Crime Line at 741-1000.

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