Local College Graduate Loses Fight For Life After Accident

Amanda Hoffman (Courtesy photo/KBTX-TV)

COLLEGE STATION (June 6, 2013)—Amanda Hoffman, 23, of Salado, who was critically injured after she and two other Texas A&M waterskiing team members were involved in a traffic crash as they drove to a tournament in Mississippi, lost her fight for life Thursday, according to a posting on a Facebook page created to provide updates on her condition.

“Thank you for all your prayers. Amanda's life has united many around the world in prayer and petition and our prayers have been answered. She is whole and healed, smiling with her crown designed especially for her. Our princess is with her King!” the posting read.

Hoffman, who was the captain of the team, had just graduated from A&M.

She and her two teammates were en route to the tournament in North Carolina when they were involved in the accident on May 17 east of Jackson, Miss.

Her teammates weren’t seriously hurt, but Hoffman, who was asleep in the backseat of the vehicle without a seat belt on, was thrown from the car and suffered a severe head injury that left her in a coma.

She underwent extensive facial reconstruction surgery on Monday, according to Facebook updates.