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One arrested after fatal accident involving pedestrian

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CORPUS CHRISTI -

One person has been arrested following a fatal car accident involving a pedestrian overnight.

27-year-old Robert Simmons was taken to jail for intoxication manslaughter after officers say he hit a woman with his SUV at the intersection of Ayers and McArdle around 3:30 Saturday morning. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers say Simmons lost control of his SUV after he hit the woman and rolled into a nearby ditch. 

He was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries and later booked into the City Detention Center.

The victim's name has not been released. The accident is still under investigation. 

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