Investigation into Fatal Crash at 800 Maxey Road
February 1, 2016 - Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash at 800 Maxey Road about 4:45 p.m. on Saturday (January 30).
The male victim, 52, 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 P. Lee and Officer H. Nguyen reported:
The driver of a gold Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound on Maxey Road. The victim crossed Maxey, not at a crosswalk, and was struck by the Corolla. The driver then stopped at a washateria on Maxey and Fleming and fled the scene on foot. A passenger in the Corolla was detained by responding HPD officers and was released with no charges filed.
The investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4065.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.