Police: Man killed by semi after stabbing girlfriend

July 29, 2012 4:01:44 PM PDT
A woman was in the hospital Sunday with serious injuries after police tell us her boyfriend attacked her and then ran in front of an 18-wheeler, killing himself.

Two seemingly separate violent incidents had law enforcement busy late last night.

The first was a stabbing at a Richmond apartment complex on Thompson Highway. A 34-year-old woman was stabbed multiple times around 11pm Saturday. Neighbors living downstairs heard everything.

"It scared me, but I stayed inside," downstairs neighbor Kiauna Fountain said. "I've never seen them. They were new. Now it's kind of creepy."

According to police, the woman was arguing with her 33-year-old boyfriend. During the fight, the man began to attack her with a knife.

"He was yelling at her about something that happened or something she did," Fountain said.

Neighbors say they heard screaming, a lot of noise and then silence.

"She kept saying 'sorry' and 'no' and 'help me.' I stopped hearing things and then I heard banging upstairs and that was it."

Witnesses told police they saw the man attempt to run her over as she ran out of the apartment, then he then took off.

Not even two hours later, Sugar Land police responded to an auto-pedestrian fatality on Highway 59 near Highway 6. According to officials, evidence indicates the victim committed suicide.

Around 1am, people driving down the highway saw a man pull over his truck, get out and run in front of an 18-wheeler.

Police said the driver of the big rig was unable to change lanes and ended up hitting and killing the man.

It wasn't long before investigators realized the two scenes were connected and tied the man to the stabbing.

The stabbing victim was flown to Memorial Hermann in the Texas Medical Center in serious but stable condition.

No names have been released.

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