Man dies after being hit by pickup, HCSO deputy vehicle in NE Houston
HARRIS COUNTY, TX — A man died late Monday after pedestrian crashes involving a hit-and-run driver and a HCSO deputy in northeast Houston, reports ABC13.
The events first unfolded on Wallisville Road near Normandy Street at about 11:45 p.m.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, witnesses saw a male pedestrian standing along the divider line of Wallisville Road near the intersection. At one point, he was hit by a driver in a black pickup truck heading eastbound. The driver then fled the scene without stopping to render aid.
The victim, who was lying in the roadway after the first crash, was then hit by a vehicle driven by a HCSO deputy who was leaving a nearby station. Witnesses had been trying to wave down the deputy when the second crash occurred.
Officials confirmed the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.
At this time, an investigation remains ongoing. Deputies are seeking out nearby surveillance video and are working with debris collected at the scene to identify the fleeing driver.
Anyone with information is urged to contact authorities at 713-221-6000.
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