POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 10500 Gulf Freeway

October 7, 2019 - Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash at 10500 Gulf Freeway (South Interstate Highway 45) service road about 7:45 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 5).

The identity of the male victim, 56, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

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

The victim, a pedestrian, was panhandling on the crosswalk/median on the Gulf Freeway service road at Clearwood when an unknown vehicle traveling eastbound on Clearwood struck the victim and then fled the scene.  Paramedics transported the victim to HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake where he was pronounced deceased.

At this time, there are no known witnesses or suspect(s).

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JFC/VHS 10-7-19
Inc. #130736419-Z

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