Autumn Erickson Killed in Hit-and-run Accident on East Freeway in Houston, TX
UPDATE (September 8, 2022): More recent details say that the victim killed in the accident was Autumn Erickson. Details about the driver involved remain unclear at this time.
Houston, TX -- August 14, 2022, one person was killed due to an accident where a vehicle struck them on East Freeway and fled the scene.
Investigators reported that the crash happened at around 9:15 p.m. in the area of the East Freeway and Waco Street.
Initial reports said that a 30-year-old woman, currently unidentified, was walking and reportedly walked onto main lanes of the freeway, There, and unknown vehicle struck the woman. That driver then left the scene.
The woman sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision. Police continue to search for the driver.
Commentary on Autumn Erickson Hit-and-run Accident in Houston
It's just infuriating how often we read about drivers who flee the scene, abandoning someone in need, not to mention their own responsibilities. Finding those drivers is crucial for the families involved, which is why it's so important to keep these reports in the public eye as much as possible. That way, someone can eventually connect the dots and ensure someone is held responsible for this tragedy.