Pedestrian Dies In Fatal Two-Vehicle, Hit-and-Run Accident
A possible street racing incident is being blamed for the death of a pedestrian on Tuesday. Houston Police are searching for the two drivers involved in the hit-and-run crash and are asking for the public’s help.
Station KHOU-11 reports that officers with the Houston Police Department answered the call in the 1700 block of South Highway 6 at approximately 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8th.
HPD investigators estimate that the fatal crash happened when a male pedestrian was either attempting to cross the road or stepped off the median. An unknown sedan and a Toyota Highlander of an unspecified color were traveling northbound. Both vehicles are believed to have struck the pedestrian, making no attempt to stop and render aid and fleeing the scene of the crash.
The man died at the scene of the crash. His identity has not been released pending notification of family members.
A spokesperson with the Houston Police Department told KHOU reporters that there is video footage, and both drivers are likely to be charged with hit-and-run and failure to render aid.
HPD officers questioned eyewitnesses at the scene of the accident. South Highway 6 was closed for several hours while the scene of the crash was investigated. It was eventually reopened.
Anyone with any information about the crash or the vehicles involved is being asked to contact the Houston Police Department.