Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 500 West Tidwell

August 9, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic accident at 500 West Tidwell about 5:35 a.m. today (Aug. 9).

The victim, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant A. Francois and Senior Police Officer R. Tallent reported:

According to witnesses, the victim was trying to cross the street in the 500 block of West Tidwell and was struck by a pickup truck and passenger car, both of unknown make or model. The drivers of both vehicles fled the scene.

The investigation is continuing.

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

VHS/JFC 8-9-12
Inc. #100756012-U

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