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USPS worker dies after hit-and-run crash in north Houston

HOUSTON, TX — A man died Saturday afternoon after a United States Postal Service truck he was driving was hit by another vehicle in north Houston, reports ABC13.

Houston Police said the events unfolded at 243 Julia Street and Bauman Road, shortly before 4:00 p.m.

Preliminary details indicate the victim, an Oak Forest postal worker, was operating a USPS truck on Bauman Road when he began turning left onto Julia Street. Authorities said a driver behind the truck tried to go around but clipped the truck at the back, pushing the truck into a nearby ditch and on top of the worker. The striking vehicle, a 2011 white Ford Expedition, was seen fleeing the area despite attempts by bystanders to block it.

Multiple people rushed to the scene to help lift the truck, which was still in drive, off the worker before authorities arrived.

First responders said the male victim was pronounced deceased while en route to a local hospital.

At this time, an investigation and search for the fleeing driver remain underway. Houston Police say the suspect vehicle’s license plate numbers, recorded by bystanders, eventually led them to an address. At this time, they are now investigating claims that the vehicle was stolen. No further details have been made available.

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