Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 8500 Richmond

February 11, 2014 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 8500 Richmond about 2 a.m. today.

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

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Rossman and Officer M. Reyes reported:

The victim was crossing the street at the intersection of Richmond and Dunvale when he was struck by an unknown vehicle, possibly a black or dark-colored sport utility vehicle.The vehicle fled the scene and did not stop to help the victim, who died at 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.

Inc. #017395614-E

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