Teen killed Sunday when hit by car
A Jacksboro Middle School student was killed when she was hit by a car Sunday afternoon.
Jacksboro Police Chief Terry McDaniel said the 15-year-old girl was walking south along the 2100 block of North Main Street when the driver of a white sedan struck the teen.
The driver and his daughter, from the area of Springtown, were travelling south when the accident occurred at about 3:15 p.m.
“He says he fell asleep and veered over to the right where she was walking down the shoulder,” McDaniel said.
The car landed in a creek on its side.
The driver was examined at Faith Community Hospital and released with no physical injuries.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing, but McDaniel said no charges have been filed at his point.
“It’s a tragedy and our thoughts and prayers go out to all involved,” he said.
Although Jacksboro schools are closed this week for Thanksgiving vacation, the middle school opened its doors Monday morning to offer grief counseling for students.
McDaniel said 50 to 60 students and parents gathered in the school gym to mourn the loss.
Community members began leaving tributes for the victim, Savannah Nicole Seeds, Monday afternoon near a tree in the grassy area of the Jacksboro Middle School grounds along Fourth Street.
A GoFundMe page was started to help with funeral expenses and may be found by visiting Gofundme.com and searching “Sahvanna Nichole.”
There is also a tribute wall for the teen at cokerfuneral.com.
McDaniel said a vigil is being planned but the day and time has not yet been determined.