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November 17, 2023

UPDATE: Teen girl dies following pedestrian crash involving DWI suspect in Deer Park

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HARRIS COUNTY, TX -- A 17-year-old girl has died after being hit by a vehicle while walking home from school Tuesday afternoon in Deer Park, reports ABC13.

The incident took place in the area of Georgia Avenue and Wildwood Drive on November 14, at around 3:30 p.m.

Details remain limited, but authorities indicated the teen was walking to her residence from Deer Park High School - South Campus when she was struck by a pickup truck.

First responders had the victim rushed by Life Flight to an area hospital, where she was listed in very serious condition.

On Thursday, the victim's family made a decision to take her off life support, confirmed officials. Due to the victim's age, her name will not be published on this blog.

Court records indicate that the involved driver, identified as 55-year-old Leland Smith, was intoxicated at the time of the crash. He has been charged with intoxication assault following his arrest, but could face an upgraded charge as a result of the victim's death.

If you're suffering from the unimaginable loss of a loved one due to a pedestrian crash caused by a reckless driver, we extend our deepest condolences. During this very sensitive time, our Houston wrongful death lawyers at McLaurin Law, PLLC, are here to guide you through the next steps toward the justice and compensation your family deserves. Reach out to our team to a start a conversation and book a consultation.

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