Man killed by car in bizarre encounter

- Tire marks and more in a church parking lot on Uvalde in East Houston are evidence of a violent incident. 

“There was a person who was throwing rocks at the vehicle that broke the windshield,” said Houston Police Sgt. CA Williams.

The driver of a Ford Mustang -- windshield now busted -- stopped to call 9-1-1, but told cops the man lunged at his car. 

“After throwing the rocks he jumped on the vehicle sustaining injuries,” said Sgt. Williams. 

That 36-year-old man later died at a hospital. The driver and his female passenger crashed into a ditch but were unhurt. 

“When I spoke to him he was very shaken just upset that it even happened,” said Andrea Knupple.  She says her 18-year-old son is the driver.  It was her Ford Mustang that he's buying.  “I think my son was more concerned if I was going to be upset over the vehicle I don't care about a vehicle it's more about the people,” she said.

Houston Police say the driver was questioned at the scene and released pending further investigation. The question was asked, did he, perhaps, intentionally hit the rock-throwing man? 

“No it does not appear that there was any intent when the accident occurred,” said Sgt. Williams.

While many questions do remain, Knupple is just relieved her son survived. 

“Why would someone throw something at a person's vehicle I don't know it's just very upsetting,” she said.  “It hurts me to know that a life is gone and I just hope and pray that my son is able to cope with it and deal with it.”

We attempted to contact the driver through his mother, but he wasn’t interested in doing an interview.  The identity of the 36-year-old man who died hasn’t yet been released.

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