Texas woman killed after being hit by car in Baton Rouge

Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 12:49pm

BATON ROUGE, LA — A woman from Austin, TX was killed after being hit by a car while she was walking down Nicholson Drive.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that the accident happened at roughly 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30. When they arrived they found Debbie Gimberg, 27, lying in the roadway unresponsive.

Gimberg was taken to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead as a result of her injuries.

The driver of the vehicle, Karimalita Russell, 30 of Baker, voluntarily submitted to a breath alcohol test, which showed no presence of alcohol in her system. No charged have been filed against Russell.

A toxicology test is being conducted on Gimberg by the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner. Investigators believe she was impaired and that may have contributed to the accident.

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