Hit-and-run driver leaves woman dying on road

July 8, 2011 10:01:22 AM PDT
Broken car parts may help lead investigators to the driver responsible for a deadly hit-and-run. Early Friday morning, a woman's body was found in the eastbound lanes of FM 1960 near Aldine Westfield. She'd reportedly been hit and the driver didn't stop. Investigators have identified the victim and are still looking for the driver who hit her. The 3400 block of FM 1960 is a busy stretch of roadway during the day, but at the time of this crash, in the early morning hours, it was not. That's why deputy constables from Precinct 4 hope the public can help determine who hit Rosie Mitchell, 52, of New Waverly.

Investigators say when they arrived at the scene just after 3am, Mitchell was found lying in the eastbound lanes of the roadway. Investigators say she'd been hit by a large SUV, a 2008 Nissan Armada, which didn't stop.

Lt. Michael Combest with the Precinct 4 Harris County Constable's Office said, "There was what appears to be a large portion of the right front headlight assembly. Hopefully that vehicle part remaining on the scene is what's going to open up this investigation for us."

Officials are looking for a 2008 Nissan Armada with damage to the right front passenger side, and extensive damage to the right headlight assembly. They're hoping anybody with any information will call the Harris County Constable's Office at 281-376-3472.

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