The Pit Stop café sold more than $6,000 worth of BBQ during lunch to benefit the family of a Bedias native.
33-year-old Tracey White was killed when a piece of angle iron flew off a truck and trailer, and hit the windshield of her car. Investigators say her husband, Charles, was driving and Tracey was in the passenger seat. The metal flew off a truck and trailer heading west on Highway 21 on Sunday afternoon. The Bryan couple were in their pickup driving the opposite direction, on their way to pick up their 3 kids. The metal went through the windshield of the pickup and hit White in the head, killing her.
The truck and trailer never stopped. State troopers say the driver might not have known that something fell off the pickup.
Investigators are calling the freak accident a very rare case because they don't have much information. They are carefully examining a 1.5 x 2 inch part of angle iron found on the scene of a fatal accident.
"In this case this is all we have to work on right now,” said Morgan.
DPS says they aren't sure at this point whether the driver of the truck and trailer will face charges. They are asking any witnesses to call the Bryan Highway Patrol office.
However, less than a week after the accident, family members say finding the person responsible isn’t important to them anymore.
“We're not blaming anybody, I just hope it raises awareness. Pay attention to what you're doing,” said Jennifer Bomnskie, the victim’s sister.
Family and friends began planning the fundraiser to benefit Tracey's husband and their three kids the day after the accident, but they're still blown away by the turn out.
“It’s not just the monetary donations, but the love and the support and the prayers. That's what's going to get this family through right now,” said Bomnskie.
Donations for the victim’s family can be made at any Prosperity Bank branch. The fund is listed under: The Tracey White Family Benefit Fund.