Teen arrested after crash sends Lee High School student to the hospital

MIDLAND, Tx. (KOSA) -- This story has been updated to include additional information obtained from an arrest affidavit and the Midland Independent School District.

Midland ISD issued a statement at 5:50 p.m., indirectly naming the student who was injured in an auto-pedestrian crash yesterday. The GoFundMe account linked in the statement shows sophomore Joshua Ramirez was injured in the crash.

"This event has shaken our Rebel community and we ask for the community's prayers for the victim who remains hospitalized, and their family. For those wishing to help, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help defray medical expenses. The link has been posted at www.midlandisdnet/lee."
Midland Police arrested 17-year-old Nicholas Vasquez for hitting a Midland Lee High School student on Wednesday, according to arrest records. Vasquez is facing the charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The arrest affidavit obtained by CBS7 Thursday afternoon reveals that Vasquez is an unlicensed driver.

According to the document, a witness told police that the mustang Vasquez was driving stopped at a stop sign, revved its engine, then sped off. The driver then lost control and skidded onto a curb, hitting the student and then a resident's fence.

The initial prognosis for the student, according to the document, is that he had a right leg compound fracture dislocated at the knee. The student has not been named, and so an update on his condition cannot be obtained at this point.

The affidavit goes on to reveal that several witnesses saw three or four people jump out of the mustang and run away. When police questioned Vasquez after the accident, he stated he was the only one in the car.

Vasquez was charged and taken to the Midland CDC. The victim was rushed by ambulance to Midland Memorial Hospital.
Midland Police arrested a 17-year-old for running over a Midland Lee High School student Wednesday, according to arrest records.

Nicholas K. Vasquez is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Investigators say he was driving a red 2006 Mustang and hit the student, who was walking near the intersection of Tarleton St. and Shandon Ave.

MISD posted this statement in response:

“Today, a member of our Lee family was injured and taken to the hospital from a vehicle-pedestrian accident off-campus. The accident is currently being investigated by the Midland Police Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with the student and their family.”

There's been no confirmation if Vasquez knew the student.