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Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 12600 West Sam Houston Parkway

October 24, 2011 - Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident in the 12600 block of the West Sam Houston Parkway service road about 7:45 p.m. on Sunday.

The identity of the female victim, 44, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Usher and Officer N. Luu reported:

The victim attempted to cross all lanes of Beltway 8 (the service road) when she was struck by a silver Toyota, possibly a Camry. The vehicle fled the scene. The female was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where she later died.

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

JFC/VHS 10-24-11
Inc #137816711-W

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