Woman accused of causing fatal crash in League City, stealing vehicle of good Samaritan

19-year-old accused of causing deadly crash
19-year-old accused of causing deadly crash

LEAGUE CITY, Texas – A woman was arrested Wednesday after she caused a fatal crash in League City and then stole the vehicle of a good Samaritan, according to police.

The crash was reported about 1:15 p.m. on the Interstate 45 Gulf Freeway feeder road at League City Parkway.

According to police, 19-year-old Keniqua Pleasant was exiting the freeway when her vehicle hit the car of 46-year-old Jeremy Campbell. Pleasant’s vehicle pushed Campbell’s vehicle into traffic on the feeder road where it was hit by a third vehicle, police said. That caused Campbell’s vehicle to jump over a retaining wall where it slammed into a bulldozer at a construction site and killed Campbell, police said.

Police said that when a witness to the crash stopped to help, Pleasant jumped in the vehicle and fled the scene.

Pleasant was found after abandoning the stolen vehicle in the area of Bay Area Boulevard and the Gulf Freeway, police said.

Pleasant has been charged with failure to stop and render aid and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, police said.

Correction:The sequence of events has been corrected.

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