Teen Killed in Hit-and-run Accident on South Gessner in Houston, TX
Houston, TX -- November 20, 2022, a teenager was killed as the result of an accident where a vehicle crashed, and police say the driver fled.
Investigators said that the crash happened at around 4:45 a.m. off the corner of South Gessner Road and Beechnut Street.
Officials said that a Nissan Altima traveling southbound along Gessner somehow lost control and crashed into a power pole. A 17-year-old passenger was thrown from the vehicle and sustained fatal injuries as a result. Police believe the driver of the vehicle fled the scene. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Teen Killed Hit-and-run Accident on South Gessner in Houston
Hit-and-runs are always tragic, of course, but a family lost their child here. If that doesn't warrant every effort from the community to find the driver, I don't know what would. Not only should they take responsibility for leaving the scene, but these incidents usually involve something specific those drivers were hiding from police--drugs, warrants, drunk driving, etc. By keeping these details in the community, surely someone will come forward and help authorities bring some closure to this young victim's loved ones.