Teen Faces Felony Charge in Austin Crash that Killed 7-Year-Old Pedestrian
A teenager has been charged with a second-degree felony following a two-vehicle crash that killed a 7-year-old girl that was walking in a North Austin neighborhood.
Details of the Fatal Austin Pedestrian Accident
According to CBS Austin, the crash occurred at the intersection of North Meadows Drive and Newmont Drive, southwest of Kramer Lane and Lamar Boulevard.
Austin Police received a 911 call reporting the pedestrian accident in Austin, TX at around 4:25 pm.
The collision initially involved an SUV and a sedan, but the SUV continued to move after the initial collision and struck two trucks parked near a duplex. 7-year-old Maria Monserrat Dubon-Nava was walking between the two trucks when they were struck. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The drivers of the Sedan and the SUV involved in the initial collision fled the scene. The driver of the SUV, Miguel Diaz, 17, did return, however, and was charged with Accident Involving Injury – a second-degree felony.
The crash remains under investigation.
Texas Car Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 4,489 people were killed in traffic accidents in Texas in 2021. This marked a 15.22% increase from the 3,896 deaths reported in 2020.
- Pedestrian deaths totaled 824 in 2021, up 15.24% from 2020.
- There were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2021
- Based on reportable crash data for the year:
- A person was killed on Texas roads every 1 hour and 57 minutes
- A person was injured every 2 minutes and 12 seconds
- A reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds
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