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Traffic Incident at 3500 Gulf Freeway

October 29, 2006 -- Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident in the 3500 block of the Gulf Freeway about 1:10 a.m. today (Oct. 29).

The name of the deceased male pedestrian, believed to be 20 to 30 years old, has not been released pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant S.R. Sorge and Officers A.
Alaniz and C.D. Jack reported:

A witness reported the pedestrian was standing in a moving lane of traffic on the northbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway when he was struck by a vehicle, possibly a Ford F-150. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the vehicle that struck him fled the scene, failing to stop and render aid.

Anyone with information in this incident is urged to contact the HPD Mobility Incident Management Division at 713-247-4072 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JFC 10-29-06
Inc #167063606

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