Houston Police Department
Investigation into Fatal Traffic Accident at 3400 West Fuqua

March 14, 2012 - Houston police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 3400 block of West Fuqua about 2:15 a.m. today (March 14).

The male pedestrian, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene.  His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant I. Izaguirre and Officer R. Bymaster reported:

A witness told investigators the driver of a white Honda sedan was traveling westbound on West Fuqua when he struck the victim, who was in the road.  According to the witness, the driver then continued to the next traffic light where he stopped to check the damage to his vehicle.  The driver then fled the scene.  The driver is described only as a black male in his 30s.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Hit & Run Detail at 713-247-4065.

Inc. #32097812

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