Jose Rapalo Killed in Pedestrian Accident in Houston, TX
Houston, TX -- December 11, 2022, Jose Rapalo was killed due to an accident where a vehicle struck him along the freeway.
Investigators said that the incident happened at around 4:30 a.m. along Highway 288/South Freeway near US 59.
Police said that the pedestrian, later identified as Jose Rapalo, was walking on northbound lanes of the ramp merging from TX-288 to US 59. While doing so, a vehicle struck Rapalo.
Due to the collision, Rapalo succumbed to fatal injuries. Police say the driver they talked to on the scene said that a previous vehicle hit Rapalo, then left the scene. This and other information has not been confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Jose Rapalo Pedestrian Accident in Houston
If it's true there was another vehicle involved here, efforts should obviously be made to find that driver. When drivers leave the scene, it's often a sign they were doing something wrong or wanted to hide something specific, such as drunk driving, drugs, or warrants. By keeping these details in the public eye, the public can potentially connect the dots to a co-worker, neighbor, acquaintance, or even a family member. Hopefully those continued efforts yield clearer answers about what happened in this tragedy.