POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 12500 Northwest Freeway

January 24, 2022 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 12500 Northwest Freeway (U.S. Highway 290) about 2 a.m. on Saturday (January 22). 

The identity of the male victim, 33, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant M. Hroch and Officer J. Johnson reported: 

The victim, a tow truck driver, was in the process of loading a disabled vehicle on the eastbound shoulder of the Northwest Freeway when he was struck by a vehicle of unknown make and model. The driver did not stop and fled the scene.  The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

At this time, there is no known suspect description.  

Anyone with information in this case or on the identity of the wanted driver is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072 or speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.  

VHS/JKS  1-24-22
Inc. #009387822-O


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