This evening between 5:10 p.m. and 5:19 p.m. there was a hit and run crash that left a 5 year old Mauriceville girl severely injured.  The crash occurred in the 5300 block of Woodland Drive in Mauriceville.  The child was walking unaccompanied in the street when she was struck by a black passenger vehicle.  The vehicle was traveling westbound on Woodland Drive.  The vehicle will have damage to the passenger side near the outside mirror.

The child is in serious condition with head injuries at St. Elizabeth hospital in Beaumont.

Anyone who may have been in the area of the crash or has any information about the crash should contact DPS Communications at 936-699-7340.  This office receives calls 24 hours a day.

This is an active crash investigation; therefore, information will be released as it becomes available.  The child’s name will not be released at this time.