Driver Not Charged After Running Over and Killing Homeless Man


ABILENE, TX – The Abilene Police Department has confirmed they will not be pressing charges against the driver who struck and killed a pedestrian on Saturday. 

According to KTXS, on Jan. 23, officers with the Abilene Police Department were dispatched to the S. 1st St. and Leggett Dr. for the report of a major crash involving a pedestrian.

When the officers arrived they discovered a Mitsubishi Galant with a shattered windshield and a transient man who had been struck by the vehicle.

Fatal Crash on 1st Street in Abilene

Fatal Crash on 1st Street in Abilene (Contributed: KTXS)

Police have identified the man as Larry Gale Hickey, 57, of Abilene. 

APD claims that the Galant was traveling east on S. 1st the car hit Hickey as he was attempting to cross the road.

"Although it is unknown if alcohol was a factor in this collision, blood specimens were obtained from both the driver and the pedestrian," said police at the time of the initial crash. 

Now police have confirmed that no charges will be pressed against them.

They claim the main contribution to this crash was that Hickey was wearing dark clothing which made it difficult for the driver to see him.

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Yeah, not charged because it was a homeless man. But if it was a rich white guy they would have thrown the book at him. 

The man was not homeless. He lives with his wife  at the he Royal Inn I know this because his wife is my mother.

It has taken me a long time to write something on this page because the man that got hit was my biological dad, I didn’t find out until about a month ago. I wanna know why? I wanna know why the man didn’t get charged for killing my dad. Now thanks to this man I will never get to know my dad and when I have children they will NEVER get to meet their papa. I think the man should get charged. This system is so wrong and justice needs to be served. I hope that man that hit my father feels like shit because he took someone’s husband, dad, friend and uncle. 

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