Woman found in a ditch after a hit-and-run in north Harris County

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Rosa Cruz was walking northbound on Lillja Street near Aldine Bender on Saturday at about 10:30 p.m. when an unknown pickup truck struck her and fled the scene without rendering aid, according to Harris County Sheriff's deputies.

Deputies received a call from a witness who found an unresponsive woman lying in a ditch on the 15500 block of Lillja Street early Sunday morning.

Cruz died as a result of the crash, deputies said.

Vehicle parts were found on the scene, leading investigators to believe the striking vehicle to possibly be a 2016-2018 GM Sierra pickup, according to deputies.

Investigators are searching for the driver responsible.
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