August 25, 2014 - Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident at 13400 East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) about 12:40 a.m. on Sunday (August 24).
The male victim, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant T. Trometer and Officer F. Flynn reported:
The driver of a black Dodge Challenger, driving at a high rate of speed westbound on the East Freeway, failed to control speed and struck the rear of a white Suzuki motorcycle. The operator of the motorcycle (victim) died at the scene. The driver of the Dodge fled westbound on the East Freeway and abandoned the vehicle just before John Rallston Street.
Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the wanted driver 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.