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Family struggles to deal with hit-and-run death of man

HOUSTON – The Texas Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Richard King of Rosharon was on County Road 59 near County Road 48 on Sunday when an unknown driver struck him with a vehicle and drove away from the scene of the accident.

"I didn't want to believe it," says King's twin sister, Lauren Hudgens. "I thought that it was a cruel joke, but it wasn't."

King's family says he loved spending time with his relatives and one of the things they remember most is his kind spirit.

"If you needed anything he would definitely be there to help you," says Hudgens. "He was willing to give even if he didn't have anything to give."

The family is now heartbroken that someone would leave this son, brother and friend to die and they're asking the public for help.

"I want justice served," says Hudgens. "I want to have closure and I can't get that if I have no idea what happened and I need to know."

Although there are no known witnesses, the family is taking comfort in the fact that several people who arrived after the accident tried to help King.

Their anger is toward the person who struck Kind and did not offer assistance.

"Humans should help each other," says another sister, Shanna Andriacco. "I mean, that's what we're supposed to do. This is not OK."

Investigators say they don't have many leads, but believe the car that struck and killed King was dark in color.


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