On July 4, a woman in Houston, Texas was struck by a car and killed while trying to prevent her boyfriend from committing suicide. Michael Thomas, the woman’s boyfriend, had been drinking at a nearby bar. At around 12:30 a.m, he began sitting and lying down in the street in an attempt to commit suicide by getting hit by oncoming traffic. The woman, whose name has not been released, tried to pull him out of the road when she was struck.
The woman was hit by one car first, then run over by a black Chevrolet, according to NBC News. Thomas was taken in by police for psychiatric evaluation. Officials say the road was dark and there were no street lights on in the area. The drivers of the two vehicles were not intoxicated at the time of the accident and will not be charged.
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