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Woman injured after jumping out of moving vehicle during assault

April 5, 2014 at 12:04 p.m.
Updated April 4, 2014 at 11:05 p.m.


A Yoakum man remains at-large after stabbing his girlfriend in a moving vehicle, forcing her to jump out onto alternate U.S. Highway 77.

The assault was reported about 4:20 p.m. Friday, about 6 miles south of Yoakum, said Sgt. Carl Bowen, investigator for DeWitt County Sheriff's Office.

Kimberly Galindo, of Yoakum, was stabbed repeatedly as Jose Salas, 59, drove north on the highway. To protect herself, she jumped out of the moving vehicle, Bowen said.

She was flown to University Medical Center Brackenridge in Austin with stab wounds, road rash and a head injury, Bowen said.

Salas continued driving north on the highway, when a police officer saw the reported vehicle - a tan Honda Accord. Salas fled police and later bailed out of the vehicle and into a wooded area near Yoakum, Bowen said.

The woman's condition was not available Saturday night.

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