Crosby HS special needs student has died after crash

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A Crosby High School student with special needs has died after being hit by a pick up truck on his way to school. (KTRK)

A Crosby High School student with special needs has died after being hit by a pick up truck on his way to school.

He's been identified as Christopher Dinkers. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help his family with expenses.

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The driver is a fellow high school student.

It happened before 7am Wednesday morning on Krenek Road.

The road was very dark at the time and accident investigators say the young victim was wearing dark colored clothes and was in the middle of the west bound lanes.

The 18-year-old who was hit was taken to Hermann Hospital by Lifeflight helicopter.

Family members say the victim was a special needs student who typically takes a bus to Crosby High School, but Wednesday morning, he was on his skateboard.

Lisa Carter said, "He's out here a lot and he does play on his skateboard. I have never seen him up and down on the road on his skateboard."

The driver of the truck that hit the young man is also a student at Crosby High School.

Deputies are still investigating the accident, but say it seems unlikely any charges will be filed against that 16-year-old driver.

Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Roger Swaney said, "The boy driving the truck advised that he did not see him until right at the last minute and he was toward the middle of the road and struck him."

The road is very busy in the morning, and typically no kids walk this route to school.
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