Female teen killed after being struck by vehicle


POSTED: Friday, May 3, 2013 - 4:35pm

UPDATED: Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 10:50am

DPS officials are confirming that a 17 year-old female was killed when she was struck by a vehicle Friday afternoon near Weslaco.

It happened just before 3 p.m. on FM 88 just north of Mile 12 Road. A trooper at the scene says a motorist lost control of the vehicle which struck the girl as she was retrieving her mail on the side of the road.

She died at the scene, the vehicle then careened into a utility pole. The driver and a female passenger were taken to Valley Baptist Hospital in Harlingen, where they are listed in stable condition.

Officers say alcohol or other substances may have been a factor in the fatal crash.

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