Crystal Jones Killed in Auto-Pedestrian Accident on Fry Road in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX -- December 13, 2021, 48-year-old pedestrian Crystal Jones was struck and killed by a vehicle on Fry Road in Harris County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 4:40 a.m. on Fry Road near a local Walmart/Home Depot parking lot. Preliminary investigation suggests a Ram Promaster City can was traveling south in the left lane of the roadway when the driver spotted Jones lying down in the road just north of a crosswalk. The van driver tried unsuccessfully to steer away from Jones and struck her in the road.
Jones was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators determined the van driver showed no signs of intoxication and released him from the scene. Blood samples were collected from Jones for toxicological testing.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Crystal Jones Accident on Fry Rd in Harris County
The details in these reports are certainly concerning, and finding out what happened prior to this collision may be crucial in getting the victim's loved ones the answers they need. I've seen situations like this where it turned out another vehicle hit the victim and fled the scene prior to the person that stayed at the scene. That could be important if there are nearby cameras that could help to identify that driver. There were also times where it turned out the victim was highly intoxicated because a local business illegally over-served them earlier in the night. Making sure they answered for any role they played in someone's death would also be a crucial step. Whatever ultimately happened here, someone losing their life warrants proper attention and resolution. Will law enforcement take the necessary steps to be sure that happens?