Suspected hit and run driver turns himself in to police
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A man who claims that he hit and critically injured a man at an intersection in southwest Houston with his truck early Monday morning has surrendered to police.
For two days Houston police have been searching for a hit-and-run driver. Now that man has reached out to a community activist to help turn himself in.
Langston Carrier was tight-lipped when we asked him about a hit-and-run accident that happened at Hillcroft and Westpark on Monday morning. But Eyewitness News cameras were rolling Wednesday afternoon as carrier turned himself in to police.
Community activist Quanell X said, "He was absolutely tore up and heartbroken about all of this."
Quanell says Carrier was very emotional when he reached out to the activist late Tuesday night indicating he's the driver of a black Dodge pickup. Investigators say they've been searching for the truck's driver for hitting and injuring a pedestrian and failing to stop and render aid.
Quanell said, "He was very, very, very remorseful. In fact, he's one of the most remorseful individuals I've ever turned in. Because his whole disposition was about he wanted to do the right thing because it's what God would have him do."
Police say the driver of the truck was speeding through a yellow light on Westpark when he hit a 25-year-old man who was running across the street around 2:15 that morning.
The front end of this Dodge pickup is heavily damaged. Even one of the headlights is missing.
The impact of that crash seriously injured the pedestrian. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition with a broken leg and other internal injuries, according to HPD. Police have not released the victim's name.
As for Langston Carrier, he could face charges of failing to stop and render aid.
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