Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 7500 East Freeway

March 30, 2015 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident at 7500 East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) about 4:50 a.m. on Sunday (March 29).

The identity of the male victim, 16, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant G. Lopez and Officer T. Riley reported:

An unknown vehicle was traveling westbound on the East Freeway and exited at North Wayside Drive.  The victim, wearing dark clothing, was walking on the exit ramp when he was struck by the vehicle.  The driver of the vehicle fled without rendering aid.

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.

JFC/VHS    3-30-15
Inc #039001715-G

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