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Texas Teen with Autism Dies After Being Fatally Struck on Highway

June 04, 2014

(June 4, 2014) -- 16-year-old Jeffrey Perez Monday morning after being hit by several vehicles on the Interstate in San Antonio, Texas. Jeffrey had been reported missing overnight on Sunday. The Bexar County Medical Examiner identified today that the body did indeed belong to Jeffrey. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jeffrey's family and friends.

Autism Speaks has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to address autism wandering incidents. Visit this page to find out how to report an active case of wandering.  Find Autism Speaks resources to help prevent wandering here.