HOUSTON, Texas — For the second week this month, Police in Houston are searching for a hit-and-run driver who fled after killing someone.
Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office are searching for the driver of what witnesses described as a white Ford pick-up truck that fled the scene after striking and killing a pedestrian Saturday morning in northwest Houston.
At about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, a man was seen walking along the shoulder of Highway 249 near Cypresswood, KHOU CBS11 reported. The man was seen by a woman driving a blue Infiniti. She swerved to the right after seeing the man.
The witness stated the driver of the pick-up truck struck the man and then swerved into her, scraping the passenger side of her Infiniti.
The driver of the truck, described as a white Ford, fled the scene and has not been seen since. Police suspect the truck will have damage on the front right where it struck the pedestrian and on the left side where it struck the Infiniti.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene, Harris County Sheriff’s Sergeant S. Wolverton told the Houston Chronicle.
Police are asking for assistance in locating the truck. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Harris County Sheriff’s office.
On April 15, an illegal alien surrendered to police after leaving the scene of another fatal hit-and-run crash that left a Houston pastor and his wife dead. That crash occurred just a few miles away from the newest hit-and-run fatality. The illegal alien was allegedly street-racing with another vehicle when he struck the pastor’s vehicle. The pastor and his wife were pronounced dead at the scene.
The illegal alien, had been on the run for three days when he turned himself in to the sheriff’s office.