Woman Struck, Killed While Looking For Keys On Texas Roadside

HOUSTON (April 21, 2014) Cheryl Ann Jefferson, 54, of Houston was struck and killed after she pulled off the road to help look for keys that her passenger accidentally tossed out of the window.

Authorities believe Jefferson’s passenger accidentally threw the keys out a window along with some trash Sunday afternoon.

Jefferson parked her SUV along a roadway and turned on her flashing emergency lights while trying to look for the keys in a brushy area, authorities said.

As she looked she was struck by another vehicle.

The driver of the second vehicle remained at the scene after the accident.

The Department of Public Safety said no charges were immediately filed.

Investigators did not immediately say whether the missing keys were located.