Veteran riding bicycle killed in hit-and-run crash in Katy
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By Brittany Taylor - Digital News Editor, Phil Archer - Reporter
October 30, 2018
Lavergne-Profit served in the U.S. Army as heavy equipment operator beginning in 2002, including a tour in Afghanistan. After she returned home she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.KATY, Texas - A troubled Army veteran was killed by a hit-and-run driver Monday night as she rode her bicycle on a poorly lit road in Katy. Now her family and police want answers.
The crash was reported at 11:50 p.m. in the 2300 block of Elrod Road.
Investigators said Tonashia Lavergne-Profit was riding a bicycle, which was not equipped with the required lighting, in the middle southbound lane when a dark-colored pickup truck struck her. The pickup fled the scene without calling for help, officials said.
Lavergne-Profit was found dead at the scene, officials said. Investigators believe Lavergne-Profit died instantly.
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