Police identify woman killed in weekend auto-pedestrian accident

Roxanne Reinhardt, Facebook photo

Police in Port Neches have discovered the identity of a woman killed in an auto-pedestrian accident May 9, reports the Port Neches Police Department.

According to multiple news release from PNPD, police responded to the accident in the 2400 block of Nall Street at about 12:30 a.m. on Saturday. An unidentified woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Police, in search of her identity, asked the public for help. They described the victim as approximately 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-6 in height with long brown hair and green eyes with tattoos, a butterfly on top of her left foot, a sun on the inside of her left ankle, flowers on a vine on top of her left foot, and two butterflies with a pair of names on her back. A pair of black reading glasses and a pocket watch were also reportedly discovered at the scene of the accident. On May 10, police identified the female victim as 27-year-old Roxanne Reinhardt of Sulphur, Louisiana, who recently moved to Vidor.

Police report that the driver of the vehicle that struck the woman was unable to see Reinhardt, who was said to have been wearing dark-colored pajama pants and a grey tank top, as she was walking in the roadway. Police described the driver as "very upset" about the accident, and stated in a release that he immediately exited his vehicle after the wreck and began CPR on Reinhardt. According to police, there is no indication that speed or alcohol were factors in the accident, which is still under investigation.

During the first stages of their investigation, police learned that Reinhardt had been at a location in Port Arthur and left on foot at about 11:30 p.m. Police reportedly  had difficulty in identifying her initially because she had no cell phone or identification on her person at the time of the accident.