Caldwell Student Injured in Accident Dies from Injuries

By: KBTX Staff Email
By: KBTX Staff Email

A 16 year old student who was critically injured in a car accident has died from his injuries.

Family friends tell News 3 that Christopher Schultz, of Caldwell, died Tuesday after a short hospital stay.

The crash that injured Christopher Schultz happened Saturday just before 9pm in Burleson County near Lyons and shut down traffic on FM 60 East for about two hours.

Department of Public Safety trooper, Sgt. David Adkins says Schultz was traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed when he lost control of his vehicle and veered into the path of a westbound Dodge truck. Schultz suffered a serious head injury and was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan where he underwent emergency surgery and was later airlifted to Texas Children's Hospital.

Adkins says the two people in the pickup were not injured. Of the three people involved in the wreck, Adkins says Schultz was the only one not wearing a seatbelt.

Earlier this week, friends and supporters gathered at the square in Caldwell wearing boots and carrying candles in honor of Shultz. The group shared stories, sang songs, and prayed for Shultz and his family. The Department of Public Safety says the family made the decision to donate his organs to help others in need.

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