17-year-old girl killed in crash while heading to school in Wilson County

Crash involved pickup truck, compact car in EB lanes of US Hwy 87 near Oak Park Rd.

US Hwy 87 fatal crash image. (KSAT)

ADKINS, Texas – A 17-year-old girl pulling her truck out of the driveway was hit and killed by an oncoming car early Friday morning, the Texas Department of Public Safety said.

The crash happened shortly before 7 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of US Highway 87 near Oak Park Road.

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According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the teen was trying to turn left onto eastbound Hwy 87 and was heading to La Vernia High School when she was hit by the westbound car. The teen’s truck eventually landed on its side, authorities said.

Investigators say fog may have played a factor in the crash.

The woman driving the car was taken to a hospital in Floresville. Her condition is not currently known.

The eastbound lanes of Highway 87 were closed as emergency crews worked at the scene. The westbound lanes, however, remained open.

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