A fatal accident occurred on the evening of October 2, 2023, at approximately 8:23 pm in the 490 block of US Business 69 South. The Greenville Police Department received a distress call reporting a vehicle accident involving a pedestrian.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers discovered Latasha Vasquez, a white female, who had been struck by a westbound SUV. Emergency medical personnel responded and transported Vasquez to Hunt Regional Medical Center's Emergency Room. Despite their best efforts, Vasquez was later pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace, Wayne.
The Greenville Police Department initiated an investigation into the incident, dispatching an accident investigator to the scene. The investigation revealed that Vasquez had entered the roadway from the south side and attempted to run north across Business Highway 69. Unfortunately, she failed to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic, resulting in the tragic collision with the SUV.
The operator of the SUV has been fully cooperative throughout the investigation. At present, no criminal charges are anticipated against the driver.