• June 22, 2022

David Yates Killed in Hit-and-run Accident on Northwest Boulevard in Calallen, TX

UPDATE (July 8, 2022): Reports now say that a driver, identified as 21-year-old Chelsea Gonzalez, turned herself in as the driver that allegedly hit David Yates. The exact charges are unclear at this time, and details surrounding the accident itself are still under investigation.

Calallen, TX -- June 21, 2022, David Yates was killed due to an accident where a vehicle hit Yates, then left the scene.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 6:30 a.m. along Northwest Boulevard outside Calallen High School.

In reports, officials said that they found 42-year-old David Yates, who was in a wheelchair, off-road in a ditch with fatal injuries. Investigators believe Yates was hit by a car which then left the scene.

Police continue to investigate the factors surrounding the accident.

Commentary on David Yates Car Accident in Calallen

David Yates Killed in Hit-and-run Accident in Calallen, TX

It's just infuriating to see someone leave another person behind like this. Those moments between the accident and police finding the victim may have been the moments that would have saved this man's life. So why did the driver flee? Did they have warrants? Did they have a suspended license? Were they drunk on their way home from a bar? I think there should at least be some credit for someone that does the right thing and turns themselves in, but that doesn't change the fact there is a family in need of answers. Whatever exactly happened here, steps should be taken to bring those issues to light so those involved here can take steps toward the resolution they deserve.


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