Hereford woman dies after being hit by truck in Deaf Smith County

Last Thursday night, an 18 year old Hereford woman was killed when she was hit by a pick-up truck in Deaf Smith County.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Cecelia Aguilar, 18, was walking east in the eastbound lane of F.M. 1412 about 15 miles north of Hereford around 9:45 pm. David Nipp, 35, of Belton was driving a 2002 Ford F-350 east on F.M. 1412.

Investigators say that Nipp was unable to see Aguilar walking in the lane of travel due to darkness. Nipp was unable to avoid colliding with Aguilar, and she was pronounced dead at the scene by Deaf Smith County Justice of the Peace Karen Boren.

Nipp was wearing a seat belt and was not injured in the incident. Investigators said Aguilar was wearing headphones while walking down the road and may have been unable to hear Nipp coming down the road.

This incident remains under investigation by the DPS.

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