POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 7200 Gulf Freeway

January 5, 2017 - Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash at 7200 Gulf Freeway (South Interstate Highway 45) about 11 p.m. on Wednesday (Jan. 4).

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

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Roque and Officer M. Nicotra reported:

A witness stated a white Ford F-150 pickup truck sped around her vehicle at the above address and then struck the victim, a pedestrian, as he was walking across main lanes of the freeway.  The woman pulled over and says the truck fled the scene.  Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.  

The suspect's truck was located a short distance away with its airbags deployed and no one inside.

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   1-5-16
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