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Mother learns of daughter's death on social media

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The family of a woman who was fatally struck by two vehicles on the Crosstown Expressway early Monday morning learned about the accident after seeing a post on social media.

"On Facebook I saw that there was an accident on the freeway and I just knew it was her," said Cynthia Flores, mother of the victim.

Rosalee Michelle Beasley Garcia died early Monday morning while walking in the northbound lanes of the Crosstown Expressway between Port and Horne.

Corpus Christi police officers on scene said Beasley Garcia was first struck by a truck and then an SUV. Both drivers stopped to render aid, but it was too late.

"Both drivers are very shaken up right now," said CCPD Lt. Timothy Frazier. "But they're not at fault in this case."

The accident happened only a mile from the family's home. Flores rushed to the scene, where she was met by the coroner.

"He said, 'we identified your daughter. It's your daughter.' And I said, 'I know'. I just broke down," she said.

Flores is baffled as to why her 30-year old daughter was walking in traffic in the middle of the night. She says that over the weekend, her daughter was acting erratically, complaining of pain in her side.

Flores says Beasley-Garcia visited two emergency rooms where doctors said she was suffering from an anxiety attack. Flores believes her daughter may have had a bad reaction to prescription medication, but insists her daughter didn't abuse drugs.

"I told the paramedics when they came, I said, I don't know what she took but I know it was gabapentin, and I know that she took Xanax, and an Oxycontin," she said.

Beasley-Garcia was married but had no children. 

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