DPS Seeks Public’s Help on Hit-and-Run on IH-45 In The Woodlands

By: Sergeant Erik Burse
| Published 06/16/2021


THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is asking for the public's help in the investigation of a hit-and-run crash that resulted in the critical condition of Austin Ard on IH-45 in Montgomery County. The cash occurred on Friday, June 11 at approximately 9:10 p.m.

Preliminary investigation indicates a White Chevrolet or GMC work van struck Ard while he was standing outside his vehicle which was parked on the southbound shoulder of IH-45 just north of Rayford/Sawdust. The driver of the work van failed to stop and Ard is in critical condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital - The Woodlands. The pictures above are evidence from the scene. The suspect vehicle will have damage to the front right and a missing front right side mirror.

Any person having knowledge of this crime please call Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867) and help solve this case. You will remain anonymous, and may earn a cash reward up to $1000.

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