Traffic Incident at 7000 Katy Freeway
November 19, 2005 -- Houston
police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident
at 7000 Katy Freeway about 1:15 a.m. today (Nov.19).
The identity of the deceased victim is pending
verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.
HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant
D. S. Runyan and Officer L. D. Ferguson reported:
The victim, a traffic construction worker, was
struck and killed as he worked on the Katy Freeway. An unidentified
motorist, who fled the scene, veered out of his lane of traffic
and the vehicle's right-side mirror struck the decedent in the
face. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Anyone with information in this case is urged
to contact the HPD Mobility Incident Management Division's, Hit-and-Run
Section at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
The investigation is continuing.
For additional information, please
contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.