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Police Identify Pedestrian Killed In Hit And Run

Police have identified a woman killed in a hit-and-run on Friday night. Maria Refugia Rodriguez, 49, of Tyler, was walking down the 800 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard in Tyler around 7:30 Friday night. Police say Rodriguez was struck while she was trying to cross the street.

Rodriguez was taken to a local hospital, where she later died. The man driving the car fled the scene. Witnesses gave officers a license plate number and a vehicle description.

The suspect was later identified as Dekiyon Dewade Goodwyn, 24, of Tyler. Goodwyn is being held in the Smith County Jail, charged with "accident involving injury or death."

Lindsay Wilcox Reporting. lwilcox@kltv.com

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