June 16, 2014 - Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident in the 9000 block of the North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45) service road about 11:40 p.m. last Friday (June 13).
The victim, an infant boy, was transported to Houston Northwest Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant T. Trometer and Officer M. Rios reported:
A silver Ford Escape and a black Chevrolet pickup truck were stopped on the southbound North Freeway service road when the driver of a green Chevrolet Tahoe failed to control his speed and struck both vehicles. The driver of the Tahoe fled the scene.
The victim, a passenger in the Ford, was transported to the hospital where he died.
Anyone with information on the identity and whereabouts of the driver of the Tahoe 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.