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Cyclist dies following hit-and-run crash northeast of downtown Houston

HOUSTON, TX — A 36-year-old man has died after suffering critical injuries in a bicycle versus vehicle crash Sunday, November 19, northeast of downtown Houston, reports the Houston Police Department.

The incident took place in the 1600 block of Houston Avenue at around 9:10 p.m.

According to the HPD’s Vehicular Crimes Division, James Midkiff was riding a bike southbound on the road, approaching the railway intersection. At one point, he was hit from the back by a driver in a white sedan. The driver then continued southbound on Houston Avenue toward the North Freeway (Interstate 45), failing to stop and render aid (FSRA).

Midkiff, who suffered critical injuries, was rushed to Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center. On November 22, three days later, doctors pronounced him deceased.

As of this writing, the HPD has not been able to release any details about the fleeing vehicle or suspect driver. Anyone who may have information is encouraged to call the department’s Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072. Crime Stoppers can also be contacted anonymously at 713-222-TIPS.

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