Woman charged in fatal auto-pedestrian crash


A woman has been charged in connection to an auto-pedestrian accident that killed a man earlier this month in the Garden Oaks/Oak Forest area, according to the Houston Police Department.

Michele Livesay, 53, has been arrested and charged with failure to stop and render aid in a crash involving injury as well as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) – second offense, according to Harris County court records. She remained in jail as of Tuesday, according to court records, with her combined bail set at $30,100.

The identity of the victim is still pending an autopsy from the county’s medical examiner, according to HPD. He was pronounced dead at Ben Taub General Hospital on April 9, according to the department.

The man was crossing the street – not in a crosswalk – at 4700 N. Shepherd Dr. just after 12:30 a.m. on April 2, according to police, when a white Hyundai Elantra driving north hit him. Responding patrol officers later allegedly later found the driver, alleged to be Livesay, a short distance away from the scene according to HPD. She was subsequently arrested and charged, according to the department.

Paramedics transported the victim to Ben Taub later that night, according to police, and he was pronounced dead on April 9. 

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