Young man dies one week after being hit by a vehicle

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - A young man that was hit by a vehicle last week has died. The Nueces County Medical Examiner's Office says 14-year old Joshua Earls was hit by a vehicle on Saratoga last Thursday.

Earls was sent to the hospital and had been in a coma since the accident. Officials said Earls died Thursday night in the hospital.

It was last Thursday, December 21st when Earls and a group of boys were running across Saratoga near Weber when he was hit. Police say the group was not anywhere near a crosswalk and the driver was not given a citation.

Earls was a member of the South Texas Heat Select Youth Football team. The group is planning to hold a benefit BBQ for the Earls family on Saturday, December 30th at Gators 4610 South Padre Island Drive from 10AM-6PM.

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