Pedestrian Killed by Vehicle on Interstate 45 near FM 3083 in Conroe, TX
Conroe, TX — August 12, 2022, a male pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle while walking on Interstate 45 in Conroe.
Reports say the incident happened around 11:45 p.m. on I-45 near FM 3083. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was walking in the middle lane of the freeway for unknown reasons when a vehicle passed through and hit him. Investigators say the driver didn't see the victim until it was took late.
The pedestrian, identified only as a Hispanic male, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Pedestrian Accident on I-45 in Conroe
Often after an accident like this, people are quick to write it off as someone acting dangerously on a highway and getting killed. While it's troubling to read that the victim was supposedly walking directly along a travel lane, it's still never prudent to write off an accident so quickly.
I don't want to speculate on what did or didn't happen here, but if litigating accidents for nearly 30 years has taught me anything it's that there's really no such thing as a simple or straightforward accident. A man lost his life here, and that alone warrants as thorough an investigation as possible. If police aren't inclined to give this situation the time and attention it deserves, maybe an independent investigator should look again so the victim's loved ones get clear answers.