Michael Myles Ash Killed in Pedestrian Accident in Montgomery County, TX
Montgomery County, TX — July 8, 2023, Michael Myles Ash was fatally injured due to a pedestrian accident at around 2:05 a.m. along F.M. 2090.
Preliminary details about the accident released by authorities says that the collision occurred in the area of the F.M. 2090- and Morgan Drive intersection.
According to officials, 26-year-old Michael Myles Ash was walking at the time "on [his] phone" and along westbound traffic lanes of F.M. 2090. While there, it appears a Jeep Compass hit Ash. As a result, Ash succumbed to his injuries. The driver did not appear to have injuries, and authorities have not reported any pending charges or citations.
Something that sticks out to me is that reports suggest the victim was on his phone at the time. Do they mean he was talking to someone on a phone call, or was just using the cell phone with the screen on? Because if the latter is true, I wonder if he would have been more visible than a typical pedestrian due to the screen lighting him up. That's just one possible factor to consider, of course, but I can't help feeling these statements still leave unanswered questions.