'They killed an angel': New Jersey tourist struck in 100 mph crash at Houston car meet

'They killed an angel': New Jersey tourist struck in 100 mph crash at Houston car meet

Roger Glover saw the bustle around a northwest Houston parking lot packed with decked-out cars and wanted to stop. The Brooklyn-born man and his best friend — visiting Texas for the first time from Mapleshade, N.J. — were minutes from their hotel along U.S. 290 but decided instead to join hundreds of auto aficionados at a car meet, his aunt, Sharon Herring, said. The pals were oblivious to the danger, she said, and were chatting with two teen brothers when an out-of-control car — struck on the feeder road by a speeding Chevrolet Camaro — careened their way. The car missed Glover’s friend but hit him and the teens. “I passed out in my son’s arms,” Herring, who worked with 35-year-old Glover at the state-run Ann Klein Forensic Center in Trenton, said. “He kept screaming, “Roger’s been hit. It looks bad. His skull is cracked.” A stranger tried comforting Glover’s hand in the chaotic moments that followed, she said. “She held his hand,” Herring continued. “He lived for about 10 minutes and then he stopped breathing.” Authorities on Monday identified …
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