Late last week, police say a tragic scene played out on a dark Texas highway after a woman walked alongside the northbound lanes of Hwy 249 near Fallbrook Drive.
When the woman attempted to cross the road, a vehicle struck her, continuing on without rendering aid, according to authorities.
After she fell to the road, authorities said as many as eight additional vehicles possibly ran her over – none stopping to help her or call emergency services, leaving her there injured in the middle of the roadway.
The Harris County Sheriff’s office said the incident occurred at about 11:30 p.m., though none of the drivers called in the accident, and they reported the victim dead at the scene.
Police say they are currently withholding her name while the family is identified and the investigations continue.
Although no vehicles stopped at the scene, authorities said they are working to review surveillance footage in the area of the accident, which potentially could reveal the identify of the driver – or drivers – responsible for the hit-and-run injuries proximately causing her death.
If you have any information about this accident, authorities are asking you call the Sheriff’s office at 713-274-9100 or CrimeStoppers at 713-222-TIPS.