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Houston Police Department

Fatal Traffic Accident at 9000 Southwest Freeway

April 15, 2011 - Houston police are asking for the public's assistance in locating a motorist wanted in a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident in the 9000 block of the Southwest Freeway (US 59 South) service road about 8:55 a.m. today .

The male victim, in his mid 30s to mid 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Chambers and Officer L. Segura reported:

The victim's body was found lying in the Academy store parking lot in the 9000 block of the Southwest Freeway service road. It appears he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. There are no known witnesses to the incident.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JKS/JFC 4-15-11
Inc. #047420711

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