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Pedestrian fatally hit by vehicle on W Mount Houston Rd in NW Houston

HOUSTON, TX — A man has died following a pedestrian crash late Tuesday night on West Mount Houston Road in northwest Houston, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

The fatal incident took place in the 2600 block of the road (State Highway 249), at around 11:00 p.m.

A preliminary investigation by the HCSO’s Vehicular Crimes Division shows the victim, Albert Cordero Luna, was on foot and trying to cross the eastbound road from south to north. As the victim stepped into lane 1, Brannon Runyan was driving a 2013 Hyundai Elantra eastbound in the middle lane. Authorities said the male pedestrian appear to stop in the roadway while waiting for traffic to pass him. As Runyan tried to merge into the left lane to pass a vehicle, the Hyundai Elantra struck Cordero Luna.

EMS personnel rushed Cordero Luna to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

No other information has been made available at this time, but the HCSO’s Vehicular Crimes Division continues to investigate.

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