John Carpenter Killed in Hit-and-run Accident in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX -- July 11, 2022, John Carpenter was killed due to an accident where a vehicle hit Carpenter, then left the scene.
Authorities with Harris County and Houston police were called to the area of the Katy Freeway and North Eldridge Parkway.
Officials said that John Carpenter was along the freeway assisting a stranded driver. At some point, authorities say Carpenter was attempting to return to his vehicle on the emergency lane. While doing so, a vehicle hit Carpenter, then left the scene.
Carpenter sustained fatal injuries. Authorities continue to search for the driver. They did not offer a description for the vehicle.
Commentary on John Carpenter Hit-and-run Accident in Harris County
It's just shameful that a man simply trying to help someone in need paid the ultimate price, and the person involved couldn't even stay to speak with authorities. Why is that? Were they on drugs? Did they have warrants? Were they coming from a local bar that illegally over-served them? That could lead to a driver and a local business on the hook for this man's death. Whatever happened here, efforts must continue until something comes to light which can connect the dots and get this man's loved ones the answers they deserve. Folks in the community should have every reason to bring yet another runaway driver in Harris County to justice.