Grandmother dies following hit-and-run on Hwy 12

VIDOR - A Beaumont woman has died following an auto-pedestrian crash on Highway 12 Friday night.

Vidor police say Wanda Spoonmore, 71, was pronounced dead at Christus St. Elizabeth hospital.

Investigators are now searching for the driver who left the scene following the crash.

The deadly collision happened just after 9 p.m. Friday in the 1700 block of Highway 12.

Spoonmore reportedly had just left a Halloween venue with her grandchildren when she was struck by a mid-sized SUV or crossover vehicle.

Police say the suspect vehicle is white, silver or lightly colored. It is expected to have front-end damage.

Anyone who has seen the vehicle or has information that could help investigators is urged to call the Vidor Police Department at (409) 769-4561 or Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-TIPS.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible parties.

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