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Male pedestrian killed by hit-and-run driver off Beltway 8 in NW Houston

HOUSTON, TX — A hit-and-run pedestrian crash last Friday, September 8, on the Beltway 8 in northwest Houston claimed the life of a 27-year-old man, reports the Houston Police Department.

Investigators said the incident occurred in the 9300 block of the beltway’s (West Sam Houston Parkway) service road at around 8:05 p.m.

Preliminary details indicate the man was walking northbound in the roadway’s main lanes of the roadway. At one point, he was struck by a northbound vehicle whose driver continued away from the scene without stopping to render aid.

Paramedics with the Houston Fire Department pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

The HPD’s Vehicular Crimes Division continues to investigate, but officials believe the male pedestrian had been traveling in the roadway to avoid several inches of standing water on the nearby sidewalk, which was created by a water main break.

Anyone with relevant information on the hit-and-run suspect is urged to call the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4072. Crime Stoppers can also be reached anonymously at 713-222-TIPS.

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