A local family is grieving the death of a loved one identified as 60-year-old Leslie W. after police say a drunk driver struck and killed a man in a hit-and-run accident in Huntsville on Saturday morning, February 5, 2022.
The fatal accident happened around 1:20 a.m. at the intersection of State Highway 30 and FM 2821.
According to Lt. Jim Barnes, Huntsville police responded to the scene after receiving reports of a collision.
A Kia sedan was traveling northbound on State Highway 30 with three passengers when it came to a halt at the intersection of 2821 for a stop sign.
As the car came to a stop, a full-sized 2500 Dodge Ram pickup truck failed to slow down and rear-ended the Kia, killing Walker, the sedan’s backseat passenger.
James N., 23, the pickup’s driver, fled the scene and went to his home off of Fish Hatchery Road, where officers discovered him and arrested him for intoxicated manslaughter.
The department’s accident reconstruction team arrived on the scene and is currently investigating the crash while detectives await lab results to determine Nash’s level of intoxication.
Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident Statistics
The rush of holiday travelers has led to an increase in traffic accidents.
In terms of calls for service, the holiday season was by far the busiest of the year for DPS troopers.
According to HelpAdvisor, Texas is one of the most dangerous states to drive in during the holidays. Between 2015 and 2020, numerous Texans lost their lives in car accidents as a result of drunk driving or texting while driving.
As a result of an increase in hit-and-run deaths in Texas, the state now ranks eighth in the nation. Texas saw a 31% increase in fatal hit-and-runs between 2015 and 2016.
One in five pedestrian accidents in the United States is caused by a driver who flees the scene of the collision. Pedestrians account for the vast majority of the victims of hit-and-run accidents.
Walker County Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyer for Victims of Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash
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