DICKINSON, TX (GALVESTON COUNTY) – A teenage girl walking home from a Halloween party was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in Dickinson early Monday morning, according to KTRK.
The crash occurred at about 12:30 a.m. Monday on Dickinson Avenue near 30th Street, as a 17-year-old girl, a senior a Dickinson High School, was walking home after attending a Halloween party. She was then struck by the driver of a dark-colored SUV.
The impact threw the teenager onto the side of the road. The driver then fled the scene.
The teenage victim was pronounced dead after the collision.
Zaneta Wyatt, the mother of the victim, has stated that she plans to bring a petition to the city for better road conditions in the area, including sidewalks, lights, and stop signs.
Wyatt described her daughter as a girl with a bright future, who was the clarinet section leader in the school band and was involved in the choir. She also planned to join the National Guard.
The family has created a GoFundMe to help raise money for funeral expenses.
Authorities continue to search for the driver and the vehicle, which may have sustained damage to the passenger’s side. Those with information are asked to contact the authorities at 281-337-4700. The crash remains under investigation.
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