Man accused of pushing wife out car door while driving down I-10

Mateo Dedios | Photo: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

A Pasadena man was indicted by a Jefferson County grand jury Nov. 15 for aggravated assault.

Mateo Dedios, 51, is accused of pushing his wife out of a car while they were driving Oct. 26, according to court documents.

Jefferson County Dispatch received three 911 calls around 2:29 pm. on Oct. 26 from witnesses who said they saw a woman fall from a moving car near mile marker 833 on I-10 eastbound, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Deputies arrived on scene at 2:33 p.m. and could not locate the woman.

Around 10 p.m. that night, Jefferson County Dispatch received a phone call from a hospital in Webster treating a victim in intensive care who told hospital staff she jumped from the car while her husband was driving.

The hospital told police that she had multiple skull fractures, according to the document.

Investigators interviewed the accused and witnesses over a three day period, leading them to believe that Dedios knocked his wife unconscious and then pushed her out of the car while traveling between 30 and 40 mph.

The victim told detectives that she only remembers her husband unbuckling her seatbelt and hitting her, and she would never jump from a moving car. She initially told nurses that she jumped out of fear that her husband will retaliate if charges are filed against him.