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Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 11900 East Freeway

October 3, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a fatal auto/pedestrian traffic accident at 11900 East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) service road about 2:25 a.m. today.

The male victim, 48, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

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

A witness told police the victim was seen running from a business parking lot at 11927 East Freeway into the westbound lanes of the service road. The male had crossed to the far left lane when he was struck by a green pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck, unknown make and model, did not stop and continued westbound on the feeder road.

Anyone with information on this case or the whereabouts of the pickup truck's driver is urged to contact the HPD Vehicular Crimes Division at 713-247-4072 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

KJS/JFC 10-3-11
Inc. #128022311

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