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Carjacker brutally beat 72-year-old grandmother to steal her car only to die in a fatal accident

Carjacker brutally beat 72-year-old grandmother to steal her car only to die in a fatal accident 2

Carjacker brutally beat 72-year-old grandmother repeatedly punching her in the face to steal her car only to die in a fatal accident shortly after

  • Shirlene Hernandez from San Antonio was attacked at a gas station
  • The assailant stole her car keys and sped off, leaving her battered and bruised
  • A short distance from the carjacking, he crashed the car and died 

A carjacker savagely beat up a 72-year-old grandmother to steal the keys to her vehicle only to die in a car crash moments later when he fled.

Shirlene Hernandez, from San Antonio, Texas, was attacked when she stopped for a Diet Coke at a Shell gas station.

The assailant repeatedly punched her in the face, leaving her bloodied and bruised as he swiped her keys. 

A carjacker savagely beat up Shirlene Hernandez (pictured) to steal the keys to her vehicle only to die in a car crash moments later while he fled

A carjacker savagely beat up Shirlene Hernandez (pictured) to steal the keys to her vehicle only to die in a car crash moments later while he fled

Police found the car totaled on the interstate with the carjacker dead inside shortly after the attack

Police found the car totaled on the interstate with the carjacker dead inside shortly after the attack

Three witnesses tried to intervene and tackle the suspect but he was able to escape with the car, police said.

Soon after, police found the car totaled on the interstate with the carjacker dead inside.

Hernandez said: ‘There’s a lot of people who would say what goes around comes around, karma. I did not think that; the only thing I got (was) really sad because he had died.

‘Now granted, he had hurt me, but the Lord saw fit to take him out of his misery.’

Shirlene Hernandez, from San Antonio, Texas, was attacked when she stopped for a drink at a Shell gas station

Shirlene Hernandez, from San Antonio, Texas, was attacked when she stopped for a drink at a Shell gas station

Hernandez is still recovering with her face still bruised and she now does not have a vehicle she needs to go to work every day.

She said: ‘I just don’t want to quit working, and so I’ve got to somehow get another car. And that takes money and stuff, so I’ve got to figure out what to do.’ 

Local residents and Hernandez’s granddaughter Helen Garcia have created a GoFundMe page to help raise funds to buy a replacement car.

The fundraiser initially had a target of $5,000 but by Tuesday morning, donations had exceeded $23,000.

Click here to donate to the GoFundMe page. 

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