A woman trying to beat traffic after flyover to honor the end of World War II ran over multiple gravestones on her way out of Houston National Cemetery, video shows.
Amanda Hill, who was at the cemetery Sunday for the event by the Lone Star Museum, said an unidentified woman behind the wheel of a red SUV made a heartless dash for the exit just after the event.
“She tried to back up, and then went up on the curb of the section where my grandparents are buried,” Hill told KTRK. “[The woman] couldn’t get around some cars and then she started running over the graves.”
While trying to get around traffic inside the cemetery, the woman “went over dozens of graves,” Hill said, prompting several witnesses nearby to yell out for her to stop, the station reports.
“I was shocked, and never would have expected that to happen,” witness Jeremiah Johnston said. “This is Houston, and there are crazy drivers, and I never would have expected to see them going through a cemetery – especially when everyone was there to pay their respects during a patriotic flyover.”
The female motorist, who was not identified as of Monday, had her window down at the time and heard onlookers telling her to stop, according to Hill, whose mother tried to block the woman from driving onto her grandparents’ graves.
“My mom stood in front of the van, and finally had to jump out of the way, because she was going to hit her,” Hill said, adding that the woman knew she was being photographed but “didn’t care” about possible repercussions.
The vehicle was a Dodge SUV, KPRC reports.
No police reports were filed on the incident, Harris County sheriff officials told KTRK.
Messages seeking additional comment from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Veterans Affairs were not immediately returned Monday.
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