A man was hit and killed by a car on Interstate 6 and Forest Trails Drive in the Copperfield area of ​​NW Harris County, deputies said.

Harris County, Texas (KTRK) – A man who neighbors say should have been supervised died after being hit by a car in northwest Harris County Thursday night.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said the man was shot along Interstate 6 and Forest Trails Drive in the Copperfield area shortly after 5 p.m.

The organization confirmed that the victim was a 27-year-old man with an intellectual disability. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators believe he was not subject to the traffic. The driver remained at the scene.

The accident prompted the closure of all southbound lanes of the street near Western Road.

SkyEye hovered over the scene of the accident, where a red SUV could be seen with extensive damage to its front bumper and windshield.

Editor’s note: HCSO initially reported that the victim was on a bicycle. It was confirmed that this was not true and has since been rectified.

The neighbors were saddened when they learned of the tragedy. The HCSO confirms that the victim was living in a group home far from the scene of the accident.

“It is our understanding. It was meant to be supervised by the staff at the group home. We have boarding house details in the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and they will follow up on this as well,” HCSO Major General Susan Cotter, said.

“These kids have intellectual disabilities. So it’s the company’s responsibility to monitor these kids 24/7 and when they don’t monitor them, incidents like this happen,” Andrew, a neighbor in the area, said.

The actors, who were standing outside the group’s home on Forest Trails Drive, did not comment to ABC13.

Andrew said he and his other neighbors complained about the house for about a year, fearing something tragic might happen.

“This is negligence. It is what it is,” he said.

It appears the driver was not at fault, Cotter said.

The victim has not yet been identified, according to officials.

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