Vigil set for former Central Texas beauty queen severely injured while helping at accident scene
WACO, Texas (KWTX) - A former Miss Waco, Jamie Blanek, was reportedly rendering aid in a crash when she was hit by a car Saturday night at approximately 7:55 p.m.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is in charge of the crash investigation. The McLennan County Sheriff’s office was on scene assisting.
According to DPS officials, a Jeep SUV traveling southeast crashed into a Chevrolet Sonic that failed to yield the right of way to the Jeep. A woman who stopped to help was hit when a Buick passenger car crashed into the Jeep.
The women was transported by air to Baylor Scott and White in Temple in critical condition, police say.
Friends and family say she is currently in the hospital, seriously injured but as of Sunday afternoon was awake and talking.
The family is requesting privacy at this time.
There is a Facebook event for a prayer vigil Monday, February 8th at 7 p.m.
“We will gather in front parking lot of BSW in Temple to show Jamie our support,” the event page says.
DPS says the investigation is still active.
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