Investigation into Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash at 6900 North Freeway
June 27, 2022 - Houston police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run crash at 6900 North Freeway (North Interstate Highway 45) about 1:20 a.m. today.
The identity of the deceased male, 35, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant R. Dunn and Officer Z. Radcliff reported:
A dark-colored SUV or minivan was traveling northbound on the freeway near the above address and pulled over on the shoulder of the freeway near the Little York Road exit. A male pedestrian then exited the vehicle and ran southbound on the freeway into oncoming traffic. The SUV or minivan then drove away after the pedestrian exited and did not return.
A white Jeep traveling northbound on the freeway struck the pedestrian, which caused him to fall onto the freeway. While lying on the freeway, a blue Freightliner tractor-trailer truck also struck the pedestrian. Paramedics pronounced him deceased at the scene.
The driver of the Jeep did not stop to render aid and fled the scene.
The driver of the Freightliner Truck remained at the scene, was questioned and released with no charges filed at this time.
The investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.