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Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 14400 Northwest Freeway

November 21, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident in the 14400 block of the Northwest Freeway (U. S. Highway 290) about 1:30 a.m. today (Nov. 21).

The male victim, in his 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.  His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Insititute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Arnold and Senior Police Officer J. Gaona reported:

The victim reportedly ran across the northbound lanes of the Northwest Freeway and was struck by an unknown vehicle.  The vehicle did not stop and fled the scene eastbound on the Northwest Freeway.  The victim was also struck by several additional vehicles that stopped at the scene.

The investigation is continuing.

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.

VHS/JKS  11-21-11
Inc. #150807111-E

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