POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 5900 Van Fleet

February 29, 2016 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 5900 Van Fleet about 8:30 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 27).

The identity of the male victim, 22, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant A. Thomas and Officer R. Romo reported:

The victim was walking westbound on the eastbound lanes of Van Fleet.  A vehicle of unknown make or model traveling westbound on Van Fleet failed to stay in a single lane and struck the victim.  The driver fled with stopping to provide assistance to the victim.  Paramedics transported him to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

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 2-29-16
Inc. #025759516

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