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Woman fatally hit by SUV at NW Houston residence, fleeing driver arrested

HOUSTON, TX — A 44-year-old woman died Sunday night after being hit and pinned by a vehicle at a northwest Houston residence, according to ABC13.

The fatal incident occurred in the 13800 block of West Cypress Forest Drive, near Grant Road, just before 9:00 p.m.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, 33-year-old Joshua Ivie appeared to have been speeding in a newer-model Ford Explorer. At one point, the vehicle veered off the roadway and hit the victim, Carolee Dwer, who was walking along the street. Authorities said the vehicle proceeded to crash into the house, leaving the victim pinned.

Dwer, who had been visiting the city from out of town, was pronounced deceased at the scene, confirmed officials.

As can be seen in a photo shared by the HCSO, the impact of the crash left the Explorer crushed and covered in debris from the home.

Ivie, who was armed with a pistol when he fled the scene on foot, was ultimately tracked by K9 deputies and arrested nearly a mile from the crash site. He has since been charged with “failure to stop and render aid (FSRA)” and being a “felon in possession of a weapon.”

No other major injuries have been reported following the crash.

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