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Young Hit-and-Run Victim Dies in Corpus Christi Hospital

Stephanie Samedi12 months ago

Corpus Christi authorities continue their search for a hit-and-run driver following the death of the accident’s victim.  

About the Corpus Christi Hit-and-Run

According to KRIS-TV, 21-year-old Christina Vaughn passed away Monday from injuries she sustained in a hit-and-run accident on Saturday.

Preliminary reports indicate Vaughn had pulled to the side of the SPID access road to retrieve a mattress that fell from her truck.

Vaughn was struck by a white SUV, possibly a Hyundai, which then fled the scene. Vaughn was rushed to the hospital where she latter passed.

Texas Traffic Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,534 people were killed in traffic accidents in Texas in 2014 – a 3.7-percent increase over the 3,408 deaths reported in 2013.
  • Pedestrian accidents accounted for 486 of the deaths recorded in 2014.
  • An additional 237,941 people were injured in auto accidents with 17,152 people suffering incapacitating injuries.
  • TxDOT estimates that a reportable crash occurred every 66 seconds in 2014.

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