19-year-old who was hit by vehicle is recovering

Noel Santamaria, 19, of Victoria, is in fair condition after being struck by a vehicle late Friday night, according to a DeTar Hospital Navarro spokeswoman.

Santamaria and his girlfriend, Ashley Ramirez, 22, were walking across the street at the Port Lavaca Drive and Laurent intersection when an eastbound Isuzu Rodeo struck them, said Sgt. Adam Rodriguez of the Victoria Police Department.

The driver of the vehicle was not at fault in the wreck, he said.

Santamaria and Ramirez were taken to DeTar Hospital Navarro. Santamaria was in critical condition Friday night but has since improved.