Hit-and-run driver sought in accident that killed Liberty man

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Larry Schatz of Liberty was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Oct. 5 in Harris County. The vehicle that allegedly fled the scene is similar to the one pictured.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a vehicle and its driver that were involved in a fatal crash on Oct. 5 in the 7800 block of US 90.

The vehicle is described as a 2007 to 2013 Chevrolet pickup truck that was traveling behind the victim, Larry Schatz of Liberty, in the same lane. The driver of the pickup truck failed to stay in the lane and left the roadway on the inside edge. The vehicle came back onto the roadway, striking the victim’s vehicle, authorities say.

Schatz reportedly lost control and left the roadway, going down the embankment. He died of his injuries.

Authorities say the suspect’s vehicle should have damage to the left front quarter panel.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (8477) or 713-274-7400.

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