Christopher Montemayor Killed in Auto-Pedestrian Accident on Main Street in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX — January 29, 2023, pedestrian Christopher Montemayor was struck and killed by a vehicle on South Main Street in Harris County.
According to authorities the incident happened around 9:00 p.m. in the area of 1200 South Main near Ellis School Road. Preliminary investigation suggests a Dodge Charger was traveling north on the roadway as Montemayor, 27, was allegedly walking west across it with an unknown number of people. Investigators say the driver changed lanes in an effort to avoid the pedestrians, but Montemayor entered the same lane and was struck. The impact sent him into the southbound travel lanes where he came to rest.
Responders transported Montemayor to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. No other injuries were reported.
No further information is currently available.
Officials seemingly provided a rough timeline of events here, but their preliminary investigations didn't shed much light on why things might have gone as they allegedly did. It's not my place to speculate about that; auto-pedestrian accidents are unfortunately quite common in Texas and they happen for all manner of reasons. I just hope authorities will keep that in mind and thoroughly investigate each one in their efforts to learn the truth, as I would imagine the people who lost a loved one that night have many urgent questions that need and deserve answers.