Just after 8:15 Sunday night, Ariel Nicole Thomas, 32, left her job at Gringo’s Mexican Food on FM 2978 at West Lane. She attempted to cross FM 2978 from the east side to the west. It appeared she was going to the Retreat at Magnolia Apartments where she lived. A female driver in a Ford Fusion was northbound on FM 2978 in the right lane when the pedestrian stepped out and was struck. Magnolia Firefighters and MCHD Medics performed life-saving measures on the victim. She did not survive. As standard in all fatal crashes a field sobriety test or blood draw is done on the driver of the striking vehicle. DPS did field sobriety on the scene and the female showed no signs of impairment and no indications of distractions were found. Montgomery County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Jason Dunn ordered Eickenhorst Funeral Directors to transport the victim to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy.