• January 19, 2022

Santos Caal Chub Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident on Hillcroft Ave in Houston, TX

UPDATE (February 3, 2022): The victim of this accident has been identified as Santos Caal Chub. No further details about the hit-and-run vehicle were released.

Houston, TX -- January 13, 2022, a 26-year-old woman was fatally injured in a hit-and-run accident on Hillcroft Avenue in Houston.

Authorities say the incident happened around 6:30 p.m. in the area of 3900 Hillcroft Avenue. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was either on or by the roadway with a two-year-old girl when she was struck by a passing vehicle whose driver left the scene without stopping or rendering aid.

The woman was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries on Saturday, January 15. The young girl was unhurt in the accident.

Police are still seeking the hit-and-run vehicle and its driver.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Santos Caal Chub Hit-and-Run on Hillcroft Ave in Houston

I always see red when I learn yet another innocent life was taken in a Texas hit-and-run. Obviously identifying a suspect and tracking them down are crucial, so it's vital that police remain diligent and community members come forward with any information they can provide to help apprehend that driver. So far it seems there aren't many new leads, but if investigators share any details and developments with the community they can look out for the vehicle and its driver, which ultimately proves very helpful to finding hit-and-run suspects.

Santos Caal Chub Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident on Hillcroft Ave in Houston, TX

Keeping all the available information in the public eye often leads to someone connecting the dots and calling authorities with useful tips. Occasionally that's friends or family, but we've seen situations where body shop workers notified police after finding certain kinds of damage on a vehicle or even total strangers recognize the car or driver and call 911. Making those connections may take some time if police don't have much to go on currently, but if they keep at it there is often a positive resolution. For instance, I learned recently of a hit-and-run driver that was caught a full year after she fled from an accident she caused. A stranger heard her boasting in a bar about getting away with it and called police immediately.

Once the Houston suspect is in custody hopefully investigators can find out what could possibly have possessed them to leave after hitting someone. There's no answer to that which could justify fleeing the scene, but it could still prove vital in understanding precisely what happened and why. Ultimately whether the driver just panicked or whether something else (illegal contraband, outstanding warrants, drunk driving) contributed to their poor decision, they and anyone else who had a hand in this tragic accident should be held accountable. Until the law is able to do so, it's best not to jump to conclusions and instead focus on what can be done to help the victim's loved ones after their terrible loss.

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