Statement from Department of Public Safety Trooper Jean Dark:
The driver and vehicle involved in a fatal hit and run on October 04, 2011, have been identified. The vehicle, a 2009 White Chevrolet Avalanche, was allegedly driven by Connie Young of Golden, Texas. Young was traveling Northbound on US 69 when she drove onto the improved shoulder to allow an approaching vehicle from the rear to pass her. Investigators believe that while driving on the improved shoulder, Young struck a 15 year old pedestrian, Jacob Burrell. There are no charges to report at this time pending the outcome of this ongoing investigation and presentation of the case to a Grand Jury.
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