Man dies after being hit, dragged by car in Galleria area
HOUSTON, TX — A man died early Monday after a hit-and-run pedestrian crash near The Galleria shopping mall in Houston’s Uptown neighborhood, reports ABC13.
The fatal incident occurred on Westheimer Road, near the ramp to Interstate 610 West Loop, shortly before 1:00 a.m.
While it remains unclear what led up to the initial crash, the Houston Police Department said the man was struck by a sedan that continued traveling without stopping, dragging the victim down a span of the road. Authorities believe the victim may have been subsequently hit by other vehicles, whose drivers all failed to stop and render aid.
The HPD later received a tip that help officers locate the male suspect at an apartment complex nearly 14 miles from the crash site. The suspect’s car, which was found covered in blood and with its windshield significantly damaged, appears to match the striking vehicle captured by a nearby security camera.
At this time, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office is reviewing potential charges that include “failure to stop and render aid.”
The HPD continues to investigate.
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