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Woman killed after man runs her over with a truck in Texas, 2 others injured, police say

A woman was killed and two others injured when a man ran to the group of people with his truck, police said.

The driver plowed into the group around 2:15 pm on Telephone Road in Houston, according to police. Witnesses told the police that she saw the driver speed into the crowd, hitting a woman and two men, KHOU reported. He then allegedly went to a backup, running the woman again.

HPD homicide investigators respond to a scene in the 5200 block of Telephone Road. Suspect drove into a small crowd of people fleeing the scene. A person is dead, others are transported to hospitals.

— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) June 3, 2018

The police came on the spot and spoke to the woman’s death. The two men were taken to the hospital. One of them suffered a broken leg, KHOU reported.

Please share: do you know Rigoberto Alex Escobar? Police are looking to talk to him as soon as possible. They believe that he is the owner of silver or grey 2005 Ford F-150 (Picture: GTJ7424) that was used to drive into a crowd, killing a woman. https://t.co/oLdP0hTveT … #abc13 pic.twitter.com/SisglEwbwU

— Pooja Lodhia (@PoojaOnTV) June 3, 2018

Rigoberto Alex Escobar, believed to be in his mid-30s, was identified as a person of interest in deadly hit-and-run. The driver is believed to be the ex-boyfriend of the woman who was killed.

Authorities say the suspect fled the scene in a silver or gray Ford F-150 license plate GTJ 7424, police said.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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