Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 15800 Eastex Freeway

November 03, 2014 - Houston police are investigating a hit-and-run traffic accident at 15800 Eastex Freeway (U.S. Highway 59 North) about 10:30 p.m. last Friday (Oct. 31).

The female victim, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Her identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant T. Trometer and Officer B. Collins reported:

The victim was inside a vehicle that stalled in a moving lane of traffic on the Eastex Freeway near Rankin Road.  One of the persons inside (victim) got out of the vehicle and attempted to walk to the shoulder of the freeway.  She was struck by a dark colored sport utility vehicle, which fled the scene.  The other persons inside the victim's car were not injured.

Anyone with information on the suspect or the wanted vehicle is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JFC/VHS   11-3-14
Inc #139144814-U

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