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Traffic Incident at 12700 East Freeway

May 21, 2006 -- Investigators assigned to the Hit and Run Unit of the Mobility Incident Management Division are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident that occurred in the westbound lanes of the 12700 block of the East Freeway Service Road at approximately 2:25 AM on May 21, 2006. The accident claimed the life of a Hispanic male pedestrian.

Senior Police Officer R. Davidson reports:

An unidentified Hispanic male was walking in the roadway when he was struck and killed by a vehicle that left the scene without stopping or rendering any assistance. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigating officers identified and questioned a woman possibly involved in this accident, however, no charges have been filed at this time. The investigation is continuing.

Anyone with additional information regarding this fatal accident is urged to contact the Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS for a reward of up to $5,000.

Incident # 79180406

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.