August 18, 2014 - Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident at 1500 Telephone Road about 8:50 p.m. on Friday (Aug. 15).
The female victim, 50, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Roberts and Officer L. Galvan reported:
HPD patrol officers responding to an unrelated call at the above address heard a loud crash and observed a silver Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driving away at a high rate of speed. From their location, they could not initially see the victim lying in the street. She had apparently been struck by the pickup truck while she was crossing the street. Once the officers realized what happened, the pickup's description was immediately broadcast over police radio to all HPD patrol officers. Officers immediately searched the area but were unable to locate the vehicle.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the HPD Hit-and-Run Unit at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.