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Shepherd student killed in accident
SHEPHERD – A 17-year-old Shepherd student was killed in a vehicle accident Saturday on FM 2025. The accident occurred at 5:37 p.m. when the vehicle her mother was driving was rearended. According to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Nick Hatton, Jennifer Scraper, 36, of Cleveland was stopped, attempting to make a turn into River Creek Subdivision on Hickman Creek Drive when her vehicle was struck from behind by a truck pulling a cargo trailer. Jennifer Scraper was air lifted to Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston in critical condition. Her daughter was declared dead at the scene. Joshua Coan, 21, was driving the truck. Neither he nor his passenger, Juan Rodriguez, 56, was injured, according to Trooper Hatton. "Coan said he looked away from the road for a second and when he looked back Scraper's car was there," Hatton said. "The accident is still under investigation. No charges have yet been filed," Hatton said.