76-Year-Old Woman Run Over and Killed

76-Year-Old Woman Run Over and Killed

Abilene, TX --  An Abilene woman was killed this morning after being run over by an S-U-V. 

Barbara Anne Hackett, 76, was walking eastbound, crossing a driveway at a business in the 3000 block of South 1st Street. 

A 2001 Chevy Blazer was pulled over, and then accelerated from the stopped position and began traveling forward and hit Hackett, pushing her to the ground. 

The Chevy continued to travel forward and ran over Hackett with at least one of its wheels.  She was transported to Hendrick Medical Center where she died. 

The driver has been identified as 54-year-old Redalpho Berma.  Berma continued traveling across the railroad tracks and crashed into the exterior of Hot Spot Tanning in the 3100 block of North 1st Street. 

The business was unoccupied and closed at the time of the collision.

Berma was located by first responders seated in the driver's seat, and conscious when he was removed through the back window.

Berma was transported to Hendrick Medical Center for treatment, and is still in critical condition. 

At this point in the investigation, alcohol is not believed to have been a contributing factor, according to an APD press release. 

The preliminary investigation revealed that Berma experienced a serious medical condition that led to the events described. 

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