According to KXAN, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is offering a reward for anyone with information about a driver that killed an eight-year-old boy in a hit-and-run accident.
Just before 11 p.m. on December 7, 2013, the young boy’s family got out of their Ford Mustang after they were involved in an accident on Highway 183 near the intersection of Burleson Road. The driver lost control due to the icy conditions on the roadway.
While the family was assessing the damage, the eight year old and his 53-year-old grandfather were struck by a white Chevy pickup, which had also lost control due to the wintery weather. The Chevy then side-swiped a Ford coming the other direction and did not stop, fleeing the scene of the accident. Other family members were unable to see the Chevy’s license plate to identify the driver.
The eight year old died at the scene and his grandfather was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. The boy’s uncle was also injured.
On February 19, the victim’s family and the DPS hosted a conference to answer questions and to ask for the public’s help at the Travis County Roads and Bridges office.
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