Fatal Hit And Run Traffic Accident at 6800 Southwest Freeway

October 5 , 2009 - Houston police are investigating a fatal hit and run traffic accident in the 6800 block of the Southwest Freeway (U.S. Highway 59 South) service road about 10:20 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 3).

A female pedestrian, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant I. Izaguirre and Officer M. Reyes reported:

The driver of a gray 1996 Toyota 4-Runner was traveling northbound in the 6800 block of the Southwest Freeway service road when he struck the victim, who was in a wheelchair. The Toyota SUV then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

During the investigation, the SUV was located at an apartment complex in the 5600 block of Westward.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts or identity of the driver of the Toyota 4-Runner is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Detail at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

VHS/JFC 10-5-09
Inc. #144736809

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