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Man fatally hurt by hit-and-run driver while crossing SW Houston road

HOUSTON, TX — A man has died following a hit-and-run pedestrian crash late Sunday night in southwest Houston, according to ABC13.

The incident took place in the 8800 block of South Braeswood Boulevard, at Sapling Way, in the Braeburn area. It was first reported just after 10:00 p.m.

Houston Police said the man, a woman, and a young child were using a crosswalk to travel across the street. At one point, a white SUV entered the intersection and hit the man, who was pushing an unoccupied stroller. Authorities said the driver then continued away from the scene without stopping to render aid.

First responders rushed the victim to an area hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, confirmed officials.

Though the woman and the young child had been walking just behind the man at the time of the incident, they were not reported hurt.

At this time, an investigation and search for the hit-and-run driver and vehicle remains ongoing.

Anyone who may have relevant information is encouraged to contact the HPD’s Vehicular Crimes Division at 713-247-4072. Crime Stoppers can also be reached at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

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