Christopher Milo Killed in Hit-and-Run on Norwood Street in Houston, TX
Houston, TX — September 30, 2022, 46-year-old Christopher Milo was struck and killed by a car on Norwood Street in east Houston.
Authorities say the incident happened around 1:30 a.m. along Norwood near the Harrisburg Hike and Bike Trail. Preliminary investigation suggests Milo was riding a skateboard with a friend along the trail when he collided with a vehicle, believed to be a dark-colored Cadillac, on Norwood.
Milo was pronounced dead at the scene.
Investigators found surveillance video that shows the Cadillac stop several blocks away from the crash site. The driver exits to examine the front of the car before getting back in and driving away.
The investigation continues. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Christopher Milo Hit-and-Run in Houston
It's always frustrating and disappointing to read about hit-and-runs in the news. There's no excuse for a driver hitting someone and leaving them in the road. It's important to track that vehicle down and find out what the driver could possibly have to say for themselves--as well as ensuring they face appropriate consequences for their choice.
For that to happen police must stay diligent and community members should come forward with any information they may have about the vehicle or a suspect. It's somewhat encouraging that police seem to know the make and color of vehicle they're looking for. That's a lot more than they often have to start with after these incidents, and hopefully those surveillance cameras will deliver other helpful information, but neither may be enough.
That's why it's important to share any new details or developments with the community so they can keep an eye out for the vehicle and its operator. Ensuring all the available information is in the public eye often leads to someone connecting the dots and calling a tip line.
Once the suspect is in custody hopefully investigators will find out what made them abandon the person they fatally injured. They might simply have panicked, but in many cases something else (illegal contraband, outstanding warrants, drunk driving) contributed to their poor decision. Only time and thorough investigation can tell, but if everyone does their part I'm hopeful justice can be properly served.