Tx. Teen Who Survived Being Hit in 2019 DUI Crash Dies After Being Hit by Suspected Drunk Driver

"My heart is beyond hurt," Clyde Thompson's twin sister wrote as she remembered her 19-year-old brother, who was killed in a head-on crash on Sunday

Clyde Thompson
Clyde Thompson. Photo: GoFundMe

A 19-year-old Texas student died after being hit by a suspected drunk driver over two years after surviving a similar incident.

Clyde Thompson and fellow Lamar University student Tonysha Lashay Smith, also 19, were killed on Sunday after being hit in a head-on crash in Beaumont, the Beaumont Police Department said in press releases.

The crash took place shortly after 2 a.m. after a black Chevrolet truck, which was traveling north in the southbound lanes of South Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, crashed into a grey Nissan Altima, according to police.

Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene while Smith succumbed to her injuries after being transported to a local hospital, per authorities.

Police said the driver of the Chevrolet has been hospitalized for his injuries.

"Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor to this accident" and charges are pending as the investigation continues, authorities said.

The Beaumont Police Department did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

Both Thompson and Smith were mourned by members of their school community.

"The impact of this loss is immeasurable and feelings of grief are weighing heavily on our community," the Lamar University Student Government Association wrote in a statement on Wednesday.

"Clyde was a kinesiology major who wanted to serve as a spokesperson for children who are undergoing therapy or battling an illness," they wrote.

Meanwhile, Smith, an aspiring nurse, was described by those who knew her as "kind-hearted."

"Their spirit, legacy, and impact at Lamar University will always be remembered," the student government said.

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Thompson's twin sister Kiarrah remembered him as a "dedicated son, brother, college student, and athlete."

"My heart is beyond hurt," she wrote in a message posted to a GoFundMe campaign to help cover funeral expenses.

"Clyde had so much more to give to the world. Tough, fearless, and an inspiration to us all," she added. "Clyde, we will never forget you."

As of Thursday, the GoFundMe has raised over $12,000.

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