• September 19, 2022

Jerry Young Killed in Hit-and-run Accident on Westheimer Road in Houston, TX

UPDATE (September 22, 2022): Officials indicated that the man killed in the accident was Jerry Wayne Young. Additional details about the incident itself remain unclear.

Houston, TX -- September 16, 2022, one person was killed after an accident where a vehicle hit them, then fled the scene.

Authorities said that the incident happened at around 5:15 a.m. near the intersection of Westheimer Road and Lazy Hollow Drive.

Officials said that a 68-year-old man using a walker was in the roadway. While walking, a vehicle hit the man, then dragged the victim for over a mile. The victim was left in the road near Hullsmith Drive, and the driver left the scene.

Due to the collision, the victim sustained fatal injuries. Authorities have not yet given a description of the suspect vehicle. This and other details are still under investigation.

Commentary on Jerry Young Hit-and-run Accident in Houston

Jerry Young Killed in Hit-and-run Accident in Houston, TX

Believe it or not, reports like this can be a vital step forward after a hit-and-run incident. These situations tend to find a resolution when someone can connect the dots and come forward to authorities with the proper information. Whether that's a friend, family member, co-worker, neighbor, or just an attentive community member, remaining vigilant can help bring drivers like these to justice. Are appropriate steps being taken to pursue other leads, such as business or residential security cameras? That could yield important information needed to get some resolution here.

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