Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 6400 Southwest Freeway

June 23, 2014 - Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident at 6400 Southwest Freeway (South U.S. Highway 59) about 3:20 a.m. on Sunday (June 22).

The identity of the male victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant C. Nickerson and Officer K. Hines reported:

The male victim, a pedestrian, attempted to run across the northbound main lanes of the Southwest Freeway near Hillcroft when he was struck by a black or dark colored vehicle. The vehicle 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.

JKS/JFC 6-23-14
Inc. #078026214-Q

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