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Woman dead, 4 injured after hit and run in Manor

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Sgt. Ryan Phipps with Manor Police says they got the call around 5:30 Sunday morning.  They arrived to a mangled black sedan and had to use the jaws of life to get to the passengers.

There were 5 people in the car just sitting at the red light.  That's when the driver of a red truck barreled into the back of them at a high rate of speed.

A woman sitting in the backseat was pronounced dead when police got there.

"3 males out of the black car were transported via ambulance to Brackenridge.  One child was transported via Starflight to Dell Children's," Phipps said.

Witnesses say the man driving the red truck got out and ran away.

Police have information on who he is so they are working on that.  So far they don't know if drugs or alcohol played a part.

Phipps says the infant was properly strapped in -- so much so, rescuers had to work to free the child.  The woman who lost her life wasn't wearing a seat-belt.

"Make sure you're wearing your seat belts, be aware of your surroundings.  This is a bad intersection, you've got a high rate of speed, people coming over the hill and don't have time to slow down for the traffic that's stopped at the intersection," Phipps said.

Manor Police tell us the 3 men who were in the black car are in stable condition. 

The infant is in critical but stable condition at Dell Children's Hospital.

Just a reminder, S.B. 275 passed earlier this year.  It increases the penalties for drivers who leave the scene of a fatal accident.

Unfortunately that law doesn't go into effect until September.

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