It's a parent's worst nightmare: Your teen heads out of the house never to return.
A Cypress Lakes High School student was killed this week, her 14-year-old body struck by a hit-and-run driver, and Harris County sheriffs are looking for the public's help in nailing whoever did this.
To make matters worse, there may be more than one vehicle that hit her. "It also appears that the teen may have been struck by several other vehicles, none of which stopped," the sheriff's office said.
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Nicole Ruekwe was fatally struck just outside her home around 6:48 p.m. on Monday while crossing Barker Cypress Road near the intersection of River Sage Drive. The incident happened during a heavy rainstorm in an area with no street lights.
Why would you drive away after you hit a 14-year-old girl. . Really. #nicoleruekwe
— I Am a YRN (@yunggprodigy) February 11, 2014
Deputies are asking the public to call Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS if you have any information about the suspects involved in this hit-and-run.