A tragic incident unfolded on the evening of September 1, 2023, at approximately 8:25 PM when Victoria Police Department officers responded to a collision at the intersection of E. River St. and S. Navarro St. The accident involved a 15-year-old pedestrian and a vehicle, resulting in the loss of a young life.
According to the investigation conducted by authorities, the teenager, identified as Darian Strelow, was crossing the intersection in a westbound direction when he failed to yield the right of way to a northbound vehicle driven by 43-year-old Rodney Burton. The collision between the teenager and the vehicle had devastating consequences.
Emergency medical services promptly arrived at the scene, transporting Darian Strelow to a local hospital. Subsequently, he was transferred to an out-of-town hospital in critical condition. Tragically, despite the best efforts of medical professionals, the young pedestrian succumbed to his injuries.
In this unfortunate incident, no citations were issued by the authorities.