Houston Police Department
Fatal Traffic Accident at 1800 Wirt Road

June 17, 2013 - Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident at 1800 Wirt Road about 8:45 p.m. on Sunday (June 16).

The male victim, 49, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant C. Nickerson and Officer M. Hardt reported:

The victim attempted to cross the street in the 1800 block of Wirt Road when he was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound on Wirt. The vehicle, believed to be a red Toyota Celica, did not stop and fled the scene.

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/JFC 6-17-13
Inc. #074839313-W

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