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Azle police searching for vehicle that killed student

Police searched for clues Tuesday that they hope will lead them to a vehicle that hit and killed a 16-year-old Azle student early Sunday on Texas 199.

Detectives had very few leads on the vehicle that left the scene, police said.

“We didn’t find any evidence at the scene,” Azle police Sgt. Kevin Rogers said Tuesday.

Officials with the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office identified the victim as Savanah Moss, a sophomore at Azle High School.

Moss died from trauma to her head, chest and abdomen from a collision with a vehicle and being run over, the examiner’s website reported Tuesday.

When police responded to a call about female in a road shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday they discovered Moss on the shoulder.

Moss was last seen Saturday night at her home, which is about a mile from the accident scene, Rogers said. How she ended up on Texas 199 was still under investigation, police said.

“No one has come forward yet to say they saw the accident,” Rogers said.

Extra counselors have been at the school and will continue to be there as needed by students and faculty members, Azle school district spokeswoman Tanya Anderson said Tuesday.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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