Crash victim captures hit-and-run suspect on GoPro camera

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Victim captures hit-and-run suspect on GoPro camera
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Do you know this man? He's accused of slamming his SUV into a Fort Bend County father's vehicle before taking off, and it was all caught on a GoPro camera.

SUGAR LAND, Texas (KTRK) -- One full day after a hit-and-run, Jose Yebra is counting his blessings in spite of how he feels.

"This morning I did feel a little banged up," he said.

On Sunday, just before nine in the morning, he was headed southbound on Highway 6 when he noticed an SUV on the right-turn-only lane inching closer towards his vehicle.

"I saw him coming into me, so I swerved left thinking I was going to avoid him," he continued.

Instead, the driver slammed straight into Yebra's vehicle and never stopped.

"It could have been worse," he said. "My children could have been with me, somebody could have gotten hurt and that was not the case."

He reviewed his GoPro and realized he caught a glimpse of the driver, so he and his wife posted images of him on social media hoping to find the person responsible.

"Any crime you commit you have to pay for it," he said.

Yebra doesn't normally record as he drives, but as a new student pilot, he turns on his GoPro on the way to school just to make sure it's working.

"Luckily I was recording," he said. "Unfortunately, we did not get a license plate."

The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office is now investigating and Yebra hopes someone recognizes the person behind the wheel.

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