Tow truck driver charged in death of man during SUV repo

Tow truck driver charged in death of man during SUV repo
In this Thursday, May 2, 2019 photo, family members of Alberto Nduli, who was fatally struck by a vehicle, grieve as Houston Police investigate the scene in Houston. Authorities say a tow truck driver has been arrested and charged after Nduli died while trying to stop the driver from repossessing his SUV. (Godofredo A. Vásquez/Houston Chronicle via AP)

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a tow truck driver has been arrested and charged after a 68-year-old Texas man died while trying to stop the driver from repossessing his SUV.

Houston police say Oscar Lee Harrison Jr. was trying to tow Alberto Nduli’s SUV Thursday morning. Nduli’s family says he believed the repossession was a mistake and jumped onto the vehicle to stop it from being driven away.

Police say Harrison continued to drive off with the SUV in tow and Nduli was eventually thrown from the moving vehicle, fatally striking his head on the concrete.

Police say the 33-year-old drove away and dropped the SUV off at the tow truck’s lot before later returning to the scene where he was arrested.

Harrison is charged with failure to stop and render aid.

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This story has been corrected to show that the SUV was towed Thursday not Friday.