Family of hit-and-run victim seeking answers

Fredrick "Pookie Boy" Arceneaux was killed on June 14 as he walked along FM 160 in Raywood.

A fatal hit-and-run accident earlier this month that claimed the life of Fredrick Arceneaux, 46, of Raywood, has left his family trying to understand why the person who hit him did not stop to render aid or call law enforcement.

“It’s been very difficult because we don’t have any answers,” said Arceneaux’s sister, Achantell Arceneaux. “Someone had to have known that they hit a person. My brother was a not a small man. Even if the person who hit him was intoxicated, they would have had to have known they hit a 200-pound man.”

Fredrick “Pookie Boy” Arceneaux loved working on his old Chevy pickup truck. He was killed on June 14 in a hit-and-run accident on FM 160 in Raywood.

Arceneaux was killed around 11 p.m. on June 14 on FM 160 in the Raywood area, just a short distance from the house he shared with his parents, Fredrick Sr. and Ida Arceneaux.

Achantell said it was customary for her brother to ride his bike along FM 160, which has no shoulder, but on the night of his death, Arceneaux was apparently on foot.

Achantell said that her brother’s body was discovered in the roadway by a motorist.

The family and friends of Arceneaux have raised $7,000 to go toward a supplemental reward through Crime Stoppers for information leading to the hit-and-run driver. Crime Stoppers is also offering up to $1,000 as a reward.

“We don’t know if we will get any leads but we are willing to try. We stay in a small town. Someone knows something if the driver was from this area,” she said.

If anyone has any information about the person(s) involved, please contact Multi-County Crime Stoppers by the hotline 1-800-392-(STOP) 7867, free app “P3TIPS” or website at

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.


  1. I’ve heard several different stories on how Fred died. Fred was a good person who I’ve known since I was a child. If I hear any credible info on who killed Fred I’ll report it

  2. There have been way too many people hit on that road. The county needs to do something for the people, so that they are able to safely walk or ride their bikes on that road. This is a very sad story and I hope the family gets the closure they need. My heart goes out to them and to all the families who lost a loved one that was traveling this dangerous road.

    • This is soooooo sad Fred was a generous,caring friend of mine how could someone do this to him and leave my dear friend. I pray that the person or persons who’s responsible for this crime have a heart to turn themselves in how can u rest with such a GULITY CONSCIOUS. I know this has to be eating the hell out you….I’ll tell you what my friend served an all mighty God and as he sit high looking low Justice will prevail. Fred I miss you my friend until we meet up on the other side may your precious soul RIH…😪

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