Houston News : Sheriff: Pedestrian ‘left to die’ after being struck by multiple vehicles in west Harris County

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A woman was left to die on the roadway after being struck by multiple vehicles, according to the Harris County Sheriff.

A woman was left to die on the roadway after being struck by multiple vehicles, according to the Harris County Sheriff.

Photo: Harris County Sheriff’s Office

Photo: Harris County Sheriff’s Office

A woman was left to die on the roadway after being struck by multiple vehicles, according to the Harris County Sheriff.

A woman was left to die on the roadway after being struck by multiple vehicles, according to the Harris County Sheriff.

Photo: Harris County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff: Pedestrian ‘left to die’ after being struck by multiple vehicles in west Harris County

A woman who may have been crossing a highway in west Houston was struck by multiple vehicles and “left to die” on the street, according to the Harris County Sheriff.

The woman has been identified as Deborah Hodges, a “ward of the state,” said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.

“Sad situation,” the sheriff tweeted on Tuesday.

Investigators believe Hodges may have either been standing or crossing in the 8400 block of South State Highway 6 around 4:30 a.m. Friday when she was struck by a vehicle. The vehicle fled, “failing to stop and render aid,” Harris County traffic investigators said.

Another vehicle struck Hodges, who was in the roadway, shortly afterward. The driver stopped and called 911 and remained on the scene. Investigators said the driver did not appear to be impaired. Hodges was found in the roadway with no signs of life.

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Gonzalez said Hodges had been struck by multiple vehicles, but only one driver stopped to help. He’s asking the public to come forward with any information they may have about the incident

“Our understanding is that Ms. Hodges was a ward of the state,” Gonzalez said. “Not sure what her life circumstances were beyond that, but we want answers and we want to fulfill our duty to fully investigate this fatal crash.”

Anyone with information is urged to call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-221-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Michelle Iracheta is a digital reporter in Houston. Read her on our breaking news site, Chron.com, and on our subscriber site, houstonchronicle.com. | [email protected]





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