Witnesses notified the Greenville Police Department of a vehicle accident involving a pedestrian in the 490 block of US Business 69 South. When Greenville Police Department officers arrived, they discovered a white female named Latasha Vasquez, who appeared to have been struck by a westbound sports utility vehicle (SUV). Emergency medical personnel transported Vasquez to the Hunt Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Room, where Vasquez was later pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Wayne Money.
The Greenville Police Department dispatched one of its accident investigators to conduct a thorough investigation of the accident. The accident investigator concluded that Vasquez had entered the roadway from the south side and attempted to run north across the road, failing to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic on Business Highway 69 when the oncoming SUV struck her. Its driver cooperated with the investigation, and the police did not issue criminal charges. They notified Vasquez’s next of kin the same night of the accident.