Ziyanna Jones, a senior at Dickinson High, was walking home from a Halloween party when she was hit by an SUV on Dickinson Avenue near 30th Street, around 12:30 a.m. on November 1.
Now, more than a month since the crash, authorities have arrested Daniel Rodriguez, who they believe is responsible for the crash that killed Jones.
Rodriguez was arrested on Tuesday, December 7, and charged with a fatal crash. The 35-year-old has received a $100,000 settlement and is in immigration detention. He is currently being held in the Galveston County Jail.
After Jones’ death, her mother, Zaneta Wyatt, told ABC13 that her daughter had a bright future ahead of her. She used to be a choir, was the clarinet leader in her school’s band, and has plans to join the National Guard.
Now, Wyatt not only wants justice for Jones, the youngest of her five children, but she is also fighting for change on her busy road.
“This has to happen before we lose someone else,” says Wyatt. “I don’t want my daughter’s name to go down in vain.”
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