GRIMES COUNTY, Texas – A Texas A&M student from Montgomery County died early Wednesday after troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety said she crashed her vehicle while texting and driving.
KBTX-TV reported the crash occurred at exactly 3:16 a.m. near the Walker-Grimes County line. Chandler Renee Small, 19, was pronounced dead at the scene.
DPS investigators said the young woman missed a turn in the road while traveling at a high rate of speed on Highway 30. Her vehicle left the road and hit a culvert, flipping it over onto its roof.
Another motorist discovered the scene and called 911.
There was no early word as to how DPS determined Small was texting at the time of the crash.