HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS - A Crosby High School student has died after Wednesday's auto-pedestrian incident not far from campus.
The following was posted on Crosby ISD's Facebook page Thursday:
We are passing on the sad news that the young man injured in the auto / pedestrian accident yesterday has passed away. Please keep this family and the young driver of the vehicle and his family in your thoughts and / or prayers.
According to family members, 18-year-old Christopher Dubose was riding his skateboard when he was struck by a pickup truck.
Family members tell us he went by the nickname, "Dinker."
The driver was a 16-year-old student, also on his way to school.
“Both young males were headed to Crosby High School. It was dark and there’s not much artificial lighting in this area,” said Deputy Roger Swaney. “(Dubose) had a black t-shirt on with blue sleeves, blue jeans, and black tennis shoes.”
The Harris County Sheriff's Office says Dubose was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
The school district later confirmed his death.
The driver of the pickup told deputies he didn't see the other teen. Deputies are investigating the incident to see if the young driver was distracted at all. They said they do not believe speed was a factor.
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