Tyartrick Coutee Killed in Hit-and-run Accident on South Street in Nacogdoches, TX
UPDATE (March 17, 2023): Authorities have now identified the victim in the incident as 45-year-old Tyartrick Coutee. The search for the driver continues.
Nacogdoches, TX -- March 13, 2023, a pedestrian was killed following an accident where a vehicle hit them, then fled the scene.
Initial details from the Nacogdoches Police said that the incident happened at around 11:30 p.m. in the area of South Street and Loop 224. They said that an unidentified pedestrian was walking at the time when a vehicle hit them. That vehicle did not stay at the scene, and authorities have not offered a description at this time. The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries in the collision.
While it's disheartening to see so few details in the news, it would surprise people to see how often just knowing the time and location of an accident can help lead to identifying a runaway driver. If the community remains vigilant here, they may yet come forward with information that can help ensure there is accountability for this victim's loved ones. It's just going to take some time and serious effort.