Houston woman Brenda Ball, who is deaf, killed by hit-and-run driver on Shreveport Boulevard

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A woman, who family members say had a hearing impairment, was hit and killed in a crash in her northeast Houston neighborhood Friday morning.

Houston police blocked in the 9000 block of Shreveport Boulevard, where SkyEye was able to capture a white vehicle left in a ditch on the side of a road. The vehicle’s windshield appeared smashed in.

Police said the driver of the white car was speeding down the road and trying to overtake another vehicle. The driver crashed into the vehicle and then hit the woman.

Police add the driver took off on foot, covered in blood. A description of the suspect was not immediately disclosed.

Family members at the scene told Eyewitness News the woman who died is 58-year-old Brenda Ball. They said she would always walk the street to collect cans.

Ball’s relatives also stated that she was deaf, having lost all of her hearing.

This is the second deadly hit-and-run crash that HPD has investigated this morning. A woman who police say was checking a flat tire was hit on the West Loop in the Meyerland area. The victim was killed in that incident.

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