A 15-year-old North Richland Hills girl killed in a traffic accident Saturday night has been identified as Kendall Clark.
Clark’s mother was driving northbound on Rufe Snow Drive when she tried to make a left turn near a Whataburger and they were hit by a Jeep, police Capt. Jeff Williams said.
Clark died of blunt force injury to her neck, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.
The car was hit on the passenger side, authorities said. Kendall, who was in the front passenger seat, was pronounced dead at 7:07 p.m., according to the medical examiner. Her mother is in critical condition at a local hospital, Williams said.
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The Jeep driver was treated and released at the scene.
“There’s no alcohol, drugs, speed or distractions as a factor. I think the mom accidentally turned in front of someone,” Williams said.
Kendall was a sophomore at Richland High School, where she played soccer, according to Birdville school district spokesman Mark Thomas.
She would have turned 16 three weeks from today.
Extra counselors will be at the school this week, Thomas said.
Friends took to Twitter on Sunday to remember her, using the hashtag #RIPKendallClark. Her friend Karlissa Brannan posted a tribute on YouTube.
— Monica S. Nagy