An Austin woman was struck by a vehicle and killed after running into the road after she was asked how fast she could run in high heels.
Austin police said a woman was struck by a vehicle on the southbound Interstate 35 frontage road approaching Seventh Street in downtown August 18 around 2:30 a.m.
The victim, 18-year-old Deemora Benson, was asked how fast she could run in high heels, according to police. She proceeded to run into the road and was hit by a vehicle.
The driver of the car, a maroon GMC Yukon, left the scene after hitting Benson, but returned a short time later.
Benson was taken to Dell Seton Medical Center but died of her injuries two weeks later on Sunday, September 2.
The driver, 21-year-old Felipe Hernandez, was arrested and charged with failure to stop and render aid.
Hernandez remains in the Travis County Jail on a $4,000 bond.