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Crash claims life of La Vernia student


Crash claims life of La Vernia student
COURTESY KENS 5-TV Deputies from the Wilson County Sheriff's Office shut down a portion of F.M. 1346 near the Bexar County line Feb. 10 as troopers from the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol investigate a fatal crash.


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February 10, 2012, 11:30am
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LA VERNIA -- The La Vernia community is mourning the loss of a 16-year-old high school junior, who died Feb. 10 after being struck by a vehicle on F.M. 1346.

Trooper Harold Estep of the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol assisted fellow Trooper Anthony Flores at the crash scene. Estep confirmed that Linda Vela, a student at La Vernia High School, was pronounced dead at the scene after being hit by a 2002 Ford Crown Victoria driven by 33-year-old Gregory Ro-driguez.

Estep said Vela and her brother were walking toward the intersection of C.R. 357, possibly to wait for a school bus. The preliminary investigation reveals that the two walked into the travel lane to avoid a puddle before Rodriguez’s vehicle -- which troopers believe was traveling at the posted speed of 55 mph -- struck Linda. Her brother was unharmed, Estep said. The driver, upon realizing what occurred, stopped to render aid.

Superintendent Tom Harvey of the La Vernia Independent School District said Linda was a beloved student, who also was a dedicated member of the high school’s band. Counselors are on hand to assist grieving students.

“Our staff and students are extremely saddened by her death and touched by her loss,” Harvey said.
 

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Chris Stanush  
Adkins, TX  
February 10, 2012 7:48pm
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family!!

 
Jim and Melissa reid  
February 10, 2012 12:50pm
 
Vela Family- Our family grieves the loss of Linda. Know that your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers. The Reid family is available to serve your family. Jim, Melissa, and CJ. (337.401.0572)

 
Robert Newberry  
February 10, 2012 12:29pm
 
Mike, Racheal, Joey, and little Mike; We are deeply saddened and offer our condolences for your loss. Linda was a beautiful young lady both inside and out, and she will be forever missed. You guys are in our prayers and we ... More ›

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