Kelli Lea Brooks died attempting to save Christopher S. Lawrence from being struck by a moving vehicle, Seminole, Texas, December 17, 1985. At dusk, Christopher, 3, ran from the edge of a street into the path of an approaching tractor-trailer. Kelli, 13, student, immediately ran after him. She waved her arms to signal the truck’s driver to stop, but the truck could not be stopped in time to avoid hitting both children. Christopher was hospitalized with a skull fracture, and he recovered. Kelli’s injuries were fatal.
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