Two-year-old Katie was one of six people killed by an SUV after they were hit by the SUV during a break-and-enter in the area of Lakeview Avenue and Hightower Drive.
Katie’s father, Ryan St. John, said his daughter had been hit by a truck that had been stolen from the home of a neighbor.
St. Johns said the truck that hit Katie was not stolen and was parked in the yard next door.
“It wasn’t even a break and enter,” St. James said.
“We knew that if there was a break in, it was going to happen.”
St. Kitts County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the home on Wednesday morning after the father reported that Katie was having a seizure.
St Johns said Katie was rushed to an area hospital with severe head injuries.
Katie was airlifted to a hospital and then flown to a Children’s Hospital in Houston.
The Sheriff’s office is now looking for the vehicle that struck Katie.
It was reported that the vehicle has not been located.
The crash happened in the Hightowers area of HightOWER DRIVE in the early hours of Sunday morning.
John, his wife, and the father and their 3-month old daughter were visiting a friend when they got into the vehicle.
St John said the child’s father was the only person inside the vehicle when it was hit.
St Kitts deputies said they received a call about the crash just before 5:30 a.m.
They responded to a call of a collision in progress at Lakeview Ave.
and Hightsower Drive and found the car on the side of the road.
St James said the vehicle was still in the driveway and the family was on the front porch when the crash happened.
St, John said he has been trying to reach Katie’s mother for more than two weeks to get her to come forward.
Katie died from her injuries and her father is currently in the hospital.
St Joes mother, Jennifer, has been the one to check on Katie for about two weeks.
“She was really upset, and I knew she needed help,” St John told ABC News.
“I know she needed someone to help her, and that someone is me.”
The sheriff’s office said it was the first time that deputies had ever responded to such an incident.
Katie had an estimated life expectancy of six to seven years, St. Joss said.
He said Katie’s parents have been caring for her since her injury.
Katie lived with her father, who has a disability, for a short time after she was born.
She was taken to Children’s Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi and transferred to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Dallas suburb of El Paso.
“There’s no way to be 100 percent sure, but it’s clear she was in great shape,” St Johns told ABC affiliate KPRC.