A Denton driver has been cited for driving too fast on a slick farm road near Justin in connection with a crash that killed Katelyn ShyAnn Hooper of Haslet.
April Seleska, 31, was issued a citation for unsafe speed, said DPS Sgt. Lonny Haschel on Tuesday.
Hooper, 16, was a student at Northwest High School.
Meanwhile, Hooper's friend, Brianna Christensen, 16, also of Haslet, was badly hurt in the wreck and she was still being treated this week at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.
Her father told hospital officials that the family did not wish to be interviewed. The family did, however, issue a statement. In it, they pledged to keep praying for everyone involved, including April Seleska.
Domingo included part of it in his report, but we're included the complete statement below.
-- Bill Miller
Shelley and I are grateful beyond words for the support we have received over the past week. We are forever grateful that Brianna has survived this horrific accident and we are deeply saddened for the Hooper family. We will continue to pray for the Hoopers and all of ShyAnn’s family and friends. And we will continue to pray for April and her family as she struggles through this as well.
The support and encouragement we have received from the Northwest High School student body, administration, faculty, staff, and coaches have been instrumental in our ability to cope with all that has happened. Additionally, the outreach from our friends, prayer groups, co-workers, business associates, ministers, and people that we have never previously met has left us humble, grateful, and blessed.
The wonderful medical care group at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth including the physicians, nurses, and medical staff has been encouraging and supportive as we wait for the day ahead when Brianna will wake up. We remain optimistic and prayerful for Brianna’s recovery. We cannot begin to describe our appreciation and emotions for all who have reached out to us in prayer and words and acts of encouragement and support.
-- Brian Christensen