Search for Driver Underway Following Fatal Robstown Hit-and-Run

Authorities are searching for a white Chevy Trailblazer following a fatal hit-and-run that left a Corpus Christi woman dead.

Piece of Vehicle Left at Scene of Deadly Hit-and-Run Crash

According to KIII News, the crash occurred Just after 8:45 pm Friday on FM 1889, just north of Robstown. The victim, identified as 40-year-old Tammy Jo Lara of Corpus Christi, was rushed to an area hospital where she died.

Investigators say Lara was struck by a white older model Chevy Trailblazer. The driver of the Trailblazer did not stop to render aid.

Eyewitnesses were able to provide a description of the vehicle and stated the Trailblazer was missing its right headlight. A piece of the vehicle’s bumper was also found at the scene.

Anyone with information on the vehicle or the driver is urged to contact the Corpus Christi DPS office at 361-695-5500. The crash remains under investigation.

Hit-and-Run Facts and Statistics

The following information was provided by AAA:

  • Since 2006, there has been an average of 682,000 hit-and-run crashes every year.
  • Nearly 65% of people killed in hit-and-run crashes were bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • Between 2009 and 2018, hit-and-run deaths increased an average of 7.2 percent each year.
  • Per capita, the states with the highest rate of fatal hit-and-runs are:
    • New Mexico
    • Louisiana
    • Florida

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