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Mother dies after being run over by her boyfriend near Santa Fe, sheriff says

The Galveston County Sheriff's Office says the couple was fighting before the boyfriend got in his truck and ran her over.

GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas — A woman is dead following an argument with her boyfriend, where Galveston County deputies believes she was run over.

The incident happened around 3 a.m. Saturday in the detached garage of a home on Avenue T near Santa Fe.

According to a witness who called 911 for help, the couple was arguing when suddenly the boyfriend got in his truck and ran her over.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Deputies say the woman was two children who live at the home, but it's unclear if the kids were home at the time of the fight.

Deputies detained the boyfriend and are awaiting a search warrant to continue their investigation.

The Galveston County Sheriff's Office did not say what led up to the fight.

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