POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 9400 North Freeway

May 20, 2019 - Houston police are investigating the fatal crash that occurred at 9400 North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45) service road about 10:20 p.m. Sunday (May 19).

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

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Rose and Officer J. Baker reported:

The victim, a pedestrian, entered the crosswalk on the North Freeway service road, failed to yield the right-of-way and was struck by a black Chevrolet Malibu traveling on the service road just past the intersection of West Mount Houston.  The driver of the Malibu fled the scene without stopping to render aid.  The victim, believed to have been homeless, was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The vehicle was later found parked at a residence a about three miles from the location of the crash.  The front windshield had been shattered during the impact.  The passenger of the vehicle was detained at the residence. 

No charges have been filed at this time, as the investigation is continuing.

JKS/VHS 5-20-19
Inc. #063290719-I


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