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Investigation underway for La Pryor toddler who was fatally struck by a backing vehicle

January 13, 2018


La Pryor, Texas -- The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating a one vehicle auto pedestrian fatal crash that occurred on Wednesday, January 10 at approximately 8:11 p.m. on U.S. 57 in La Pryor, Tx.

The DPS preliminary investigation revealed a 1998 Chevrolet pick-up was backing out of a private driveway on Walters Street. The driver continued to backup unaware that a child (pedestrian) was on the roadway.

The Chevrolet struck the pedestrian who was later identified as Jazlin Carla Cantu, 1, a resident of La Pryor who was pronounced deceased at Uvalde Memorial Hospital. DPS Troopers are still investigating at this time. 

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