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Houston Police Department

Suspect Sought in Fatal Traffic Accident at 6400 Westheimer

January 31, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident at 6400 Westheimer about 2:45 a.m. on Saturday (Jan. 29).

The identity of the male victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant I. Izaguirre and Officer N. Rosenblatt reported:

The victim was crossing the street when he was struck by a small, dark colored vehicle.  The driver fled the scene without rendering aid.  A witness reported hearing a noise and then saw the vehicle strike the victim and then speed away westbound on Westheimer.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JFC/VHS   1-31-11
Inc #012279511 

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