GALVESTON — A woman died Sunday after collapsing at the finish line of the Run Like a Diva half marathon in downtown Galveston, medical personnel and race organizers said.
The Galveston County Medical Examiner identified the victim as 27-year-old Kaytie Joiner, of Edmon, Oklahoma. Her cause of death is still pending.
Joiner collapsed at about 9:45 a.m. and was later pronounced dead at the University of Texas Medical Branch, organizers of the half marathon said in a statement.
After she collapsed, medical personnel responded immediately and treated the runner for full cardiac arrest, said Tommy Lee of Galveston Emergency Medical Services.
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