Just before 9pm Saturday Willis Police were dispatched to an auto pedestrian crash on Cargill at Highway 75 North. North Montgomery County Fire Department arrived on the scene to find the pedestrian in traumatic arrest. He was transported to Conroe Regional Hospital in very critical condition.

According to Willis Police, Edwar Romero, 21, of Conroe was northbound with his cousin on the way to a church service. He was not able to see the pedestrian who was quite close to the edge of the road in a very dark area of Highway 75, just inside the Willis city limits. He struck the pedestrian with his Dodge pickup. The 16-year-old Willis High School student was also walking northbound.

Romero was tested on the scene for any signs of impairment. After being unable to find any he volunteered to give a blood sample for testing.  He also did not appear to have been distracted according to police.

Andrew James with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene and stated he did not believe any charges would be filed.

Willis Police were assisted in the investigation by Trooper Reece and deputies of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

The name has not yet been released by law enforcement officials.



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