HCSO Investigating Hit and Run on Keith Harrow Blvd.

By R. Hans Miller | News Editor
Posted 12/11/20

Harris County Sheriffs Office investigators are looking into an accident that took the life of a pedestrian in the 18,200 block of Keith harrow Boulevard at about 4:40 a.m. Dec. 7, HCSO …

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HCSO Investigating Hit and Run on Keith Harrow Blvd.

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Harris County Sheriffs Office investigators are looking into an accident that took the life of a pedestrian in the 18,200 block of Keith harrow Boulevard at about 4:40 a.m. Dec. 7, HCSO representatives confirmed. The pedestrian, Christopher Houlihan, 30, was struck either while crossing at a crosswalk or walking in the inside lane of the roadway when struck.

“The vehicle fled the scene traveling westbound. Mr. Houlihan was found at the scene with no signs of life. This case remains under investigation by the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Vehicular Crimes Division,” an HCSO statement said.

Houlihan’s twin sister, Molly Ladner, said via telephone that her brother’s vehicle had been found at Mugshots Tavern on Clay Road, just east of Fry Road. Houlihan’s cell phone was found in the vehicle and it was known that he had frequented that tavern the evening prior to the incident that took his life. It is unknown if he left Mugshots with anyone else, she said. Inquiries at Sharky’s Machine near where the accident occurred do not indicate so far that Houlihan visited that establishment, Ladner said, and it is unknown why her brother would have been walking in the area at the time of the accident.

HCSO said the case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case should contact the HCSO non-emergency line at 713-221-6000 and ask to speak with Deputy Johnny Villarreal with the Vehicular Crimes Division.

The family is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to resolution of the case. A gofundme has also been set up to assist with funeral expenses. Houlihan leaves behind his wife, Ashley Houlihan and two daughters whom Ladner said he was very dedicated to.

“He was very funny; he had a great sense of humor and was really quick-witted and he made everybody laugh,” Ladner said. “He was very kind and caring and he always took care of his friends and family and he loved his daughters so much.

Ladner said the family has been hit hard by the loss of her brother whom she described as someone who brought a great deal of joy to those around him.

“He’s my twin brother; we’re only 30. He shouldn’t have died,” Ladner said.

A funeral is scheduled for noon Dec. 19 at the Memorial Oaks Funeral Home located at 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston.

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