POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 4300 North Eldridge Parkway

August 17, 2020 - A man critically injured in a crash at 4300 North Eldridge Parkway about 10:05 p.m. on August 7 has died.

The victim, 32, was pronounced deceased on Saturday (Aug. 15).

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant P. Pham and Officer F. Flynn reported:

The victim was a passenger in a maroon Kia Sorento when he had a possible pyschiatric or narcotics episode and jumped out of the moving vehicle.  He landed in a dark area of the roadway at the above address.  At some point, a female driver, 74, of a gray Mercedes E430 struck the victim and continued driving.  Paramedics transported the victim to an area hospital with serious injuries, including a broken pelvis. 

Officers located the Mercedes and questioned the driver.  She was determined to not be intoxicated and stated she did not realize she had hit a man in the dark area of the street.  The woman was questioned and released.

The investigation is continuing.  

JFC/JKS 8-17-20
Inc. #103594520-V

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