• April 27, 2017

UPDATE: Reginald Lauderdale Killed in Houston, TX, Hit-and-run Accident

Houston, TX -- April 27, 2017, Reginald Lauderdale was killed in Houston, TX, due to an accident where he was hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle along Tidwell Road.

Update May 22, 2017: Police, thanks to an anonymous tip, located who they believe to be the suspect driver involved in the accident. Tawana Atkins was placed under arrest after a tip to Crime Stoppers and subsequent investigations determined she was the driver of the vehicle that struck Mr. Lauderdale. She currently faces charges relating to the accident.

According to preliminary investigations conducted by the Houston Police Department, the crash occurred at around 3:00 a.m. near the intersection of Tidwell Road and Mesa Drive.

Early details have indicated that Lauderdale was riding a bicycle along Tidwell at the time. As he did so, a driver somehow failed to avoid him and struck the bicycle. Lauderdale was thrown onto the road, and the driver fled the scene, leaving him critically injured.

By the time emergency services arrived, it was too late to render aid. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities have yet to release additional details on the suspect vehicle. Their investigations are ongoing.

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