POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 6255 East Freeway

January 9, 2017 - Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash at 6255 East Freeway (East Interstate Highway 10) about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday (Jan. 8).

The male victim was pronounced dead at the scene.  His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant A. Thomas and Officer Y. Haq reported:

The victim was driving a gray Chevrolet Tahoe westbound on the East Freeway feeder road at the above address when he struck a green Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck parked on the side of the road near the Kress intersection.  The owner of the pickup truck was outside his vehicle and witnessed the crash.  He then attempted to detain the driver of the Tahoe until police arrived.  The Tahoe's driver fled on foot and attempted to run across the main lanes of the East Freeway when he was fatally struck by an unknown Chevrolet Tahoe, whose driver was traveling westbound.  The driver of the unknown Tahoe then fled the scene without stopping to render 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.

KJS/JFC  1-9-17
Inc. #003141117-U

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