Omar Ramirez Killed in Accident at US 290 in Harris County, TX

August 28, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Omar Ramirez
Type of Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 290, Hockley, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Harris County Sheriffs Office
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car
US 290
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Vehicle collided with individual pushing a car on an exit ramp

What Happened

Harris County Sheriff's Office authorities are investigating a crash that injured two people at US 290 in Harris County, TX on August 28th, 2022. Police say the incident happened around 4:04 p.m. According to investigators, a Nissan Altima operated by a 64-year-old Waller man was headed westbound on US 290 approaching an exit ramp. A Chevrolet Silverado was reportedly disabled on the ramp as its operator, 32-year-old Omar Ramirez was outside the vehicle working to push it out of the way as his 12-year-old son steered from inside the vehicle. Police say the Altima struck the Silverado and Ramirez, causing Ramirez fatal injuries at the scene. Officers allege the Waller man stated he was viewing his phone at the time of the collision, possibly for a work-related reason. Additional information was not available.

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