Two People Changing Tire Hit, 1 Dead, 1 Hurt
At about 3:00 pm on Sunday, January 12th, an adult couple had a flat tire in the 11500 block of the Eastex Freeway feeder road near Gaston Street in east Harris County. The man driving got out of the vehicle and began to change the flat tire, while his female companion also got out likely to help. While they were changing the tire, a silver SUV approached and slammed into both of them, and its driver then fled without stopping to check on them or to render aid. According to Harris County Sheriff’s deputies on the scene, the woman who was hit suffered only minor injuries which were treated on site. However, the male victim was killed upon impact. Investigation of this tragedy continues and deputies are actively searching for the fleeing driver, who, when caught, will face multiple criminal charges. Anyone with information as to the identify or whereabouts of the fleeing driver is encouraged to call the Sherriff’s Office at (713) 755-6044.
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