POLICE Department

Investigation into Fatal Crash at 1400 S Sergeant Macario Garcia Drive

January 15, 2021 - Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 1400 S Sgt. Macario Garcia Drive about 9:40 p.m. on Thursday (January 14).  

The identity of the male victim, 66, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.  

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant J. Benavidez and Officer V. Nguyen reported:  

The driver of a white Ford F-250 pickup truck was traveling northbound at the above address when the victim, a pedestrian, crossed the road - not in a crosswalk - and was struck by the pickup truck. The victim was transported by Houston Fire Department paramedics to Ben Taub General Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  

The driver of the Ford, who remained at the scene and consented to a blood draw, showed no signs of impairment and was questioned and released.  

No charges have been filed at this time, as the investigation is continuing. 

VHS/JFC  1-15-21
Inc. #006453921-C

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