Houston firefighter killed in wreck

September 2, 2009 4:00:59 PM PDT
A Houston firefighter died in an early morning crash after losing control of his motorcycle. And now, investigators are asking for help finding another driver who may have been involved in the crash and left the scene. The crash happened on the northbound lanes of Highway 59 near the Hamblen exit at around 3am Wednesday morning. The victim, later identified as Kendall Currie, 32, a Houston firefighter, was hit by a vehicle after losing control of his bike. The driver then fled the scene.

"You could tell that a tire had run over the body, hit the clothing and over his ribcage area, but nothing to determine what type of tire," said Officer Jack Burt with the Humble Police Department. "It could have been a passenger car or a truck or anything like that."

Investigators say the vehicle that struck Currie may not show any signs of having been involved in a wreck. Right now, they say it's unclear what caused Currie to crash his motorcycle.

"There was no fresh skid marks showing any kind of vehicle that could have possibly cut in front of him or could have struck the motorcycle," said Burt. "The motorcycle did have scrape marks on it from hitting the roadway."

Police say Currie wasn't wearing his helmet. It was found strapped to his bike. With no witnesses and nothing to follow up on, police say there is nowhere to take this investigation. They are banking on the public to help.

Currie had been with the Houston Fire Department for six years. Police are asking anyone with any information to come forward. If you do know anything about this case, you're asked to call the Humble Police Department at 281-446-7127.

We worked on this story through our partnership with Houston Community Newspapers. You can read more in the Humble Observer.

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