Santiago Villalva-Juarez Killed in Hit-and-run Accident in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX -- December 25, 2022, Santiago Villalva-Juarez was killed in an accident where a vehicle struck him, then fled the scene.
Statements given by the Harris County Sheriff's Office said that the incident happened at around 3:43 a.m. near the intersection of Barker Cypress Road.
Officials said that Santiago Villalva-Juarez was walking along the shoulder at the time when a vehicle, described only as a dark SUV, struck him while going westbound. That vehicle then left the scene.
Villalva-Sanchez died as a result of the accident. Authorities have not released additional details at this time. For something as serious as a hit-and-run, my hope is they are still hard at work following up on any information that could identify the driver. As much as people may lose hope and assume drivers get away with this, they often get caught--usually because a vigilant member of the community is able to connect the dots. I see no reason to give up hope here that someone will eventually be held accountable for taking a man's life.