65-year-old taking morning walk killed by parent driving daughter to Channelview school, HCSO says

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Thursday, October 13, 2022
65-year-old taking morning walk hit and killed by driver near school
The driver was taking his daughter to school when he hit the man, who crossed the road, authorities said, adding that there was not a crosswalk in the area.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A 65-year-old man taking his morning walk was hit and killed by a parent who was driving his daughter to school, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said on Thursday.

The crash happened in the 15600 block of Wallisville, near Anthony Aguirre Jr. High School in Channelview ISD.

The parent, 35, was traveling westbound on Wallisville around 6:30 a.m. when the victim crossed the road and was hit by the driver's pickup truck, Deputy T. Jackson said. He died at the scene.

The driver was taking his daughter to the high school, and not the junior high that's closest to the crash scene.

Jackson added that the lights in the area were not on at the time and it was still dark outside, though it's an area where people are often driving to work and school.

According to authorities, the victim lives in the area and was likely heading back home when he was killed. Jackson said that the man was wearing dark clothing, but that there was not a crosswalk.

The driver stopped and showed no signs of impairment, Jackson said, adding that he is cooperating with the investigation.

The district attorney will determine if charges will be filed.

The victim's identity has not been released, but his family told officials that he usually takes a walk every morning.

Wallisville Road was shut down in both directions, but has since reopened.