POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 17800 Katy Freeway

September 11, 2017 - Houston police are investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian crash that occurred at 17800 Katy Freeway (West Interstate Highway 10) at 1:25 a.m. on Saturday (Sept. 9).

The victim, Tushar Patel, 38, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Salazar and Officer E. Clark reported:

Mr. Patel was standing outside his vehicle, a black Toyota Sienna, which was stalled on the right shoulder after running out of gas.  As he stood outside his vehicle, he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. 

The vehicle is believed to be a possible newer-model Ford XLT pickup truck. 

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.

JKS/VHS 9-11-17
Inc. #114797917-S

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