Santos Caxaj Killed in Hit-and-run Accident in Harris County, TX
UPDATE (August 30, 2022): Reports identified the man killed in the accident as 42-year-old Santos Caxaj. No further information has been released at this time.
Harris County, TX -- August 6, 2022, one person was killed after an accident where a vehicle hit a pedestrian on Westheimer, then fled.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 11:00 p.m. along Westheimer Road near Hillcroft Avenue.
According to officials, an unidentified pedestrian was walking when police say a black Chevy Impala hit them. That driver reportedly got out of the car but then returned and fled the scene.
The pedestrian succumbed to fatal injuries due to the accident. Police have not released any additional details.
Commentary on Santos Caxaj Hit-and-run Accident in Harris County
It's just shameful how often I come across headlines like this. Folks in the greater Houston area are no doubt sick of people fleeing their responsibilities, as well. That's why it's a good thing that help from the community is one of the best tools we have for solving hit-and-runs. By keeping reports in the public eye, someone is bound to come forward and help identify the driver. That way, steps can be taken to find out why they ran and what can be done for the victims and families. I remain hopeful continued efforts will lead to a resolution for this tragic event.