Man sought after striking woman with truck, taking her from scene

Witnesses said driver claimed victim was his wife


HOUSTON – The Houston Police Department has released surveillance images that police believe could help solve an unusual crash investigation.

The photos show a distinctive truck and a man police are calling a person of interest.

The crash happened on Oct. 9 at approximately noon near 2400 Fulton Street.

According to witnesses, a man was driving a truck southbound on Fulton Street near the 610 North Loop. A woman was crossing the street along the METRO rail tracks when the suspect drove over the speed bumps, completed a U-turn and struck the woman. She was knocked unconscious, according to investigators.

Police said the driver attempted to leave, but witnesses followed him until he returned to check on the victim.

Witnesses said the man told them the woman was his wife and that he was taking her to Ben Taub General Hospital.

Investigators have found no record of the woman arriving at the hospital. There has been no missing person report made and there are no reports of any found deceased women in the Houston area. Numerous attempts have been made to locate the man for questioning.

Police identified the man as Thomas Vincent Arrington. HPD is calling Arrington, 54, a person of interest. He is not charged at this time.

The female crash victim's name and whereabouts are unknown.

Anyone with information on Arrington's whereabouts is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

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