Man fatally struck by hit-and-run driver

March 14, 2012 7:47:50 AM PDT
The search is on for a driver who ran over and killed someone and just kept driving early this morning.

The deadly hit and run happened on West Fuqua in southwest Houston about 2:15am. Police say the victim is a Hispanic male in his 40s. The driver who hit him was headed west on Fuqua.

According to police, a witness saw the driver swerve and apparently hit the man, who was standing in the street, but then kept going. He ended up stopping at the stop sign. A witness says the driver got out of his car and looked at his vehicle.

"The witness then made eye contact with the suspect and he told him, 'Hey, I think you hit somebody back there and you may want to go back.' That male then got back in his car and then drove off," said an investigating officer.

The witness also told authorities the driver didn't appear intoxicated.

Police are looking for a white Honda Accord with front right end damage, and possible window damage as well. There was a woman driver who apparently tried to chase down that driver to get a license plate. Police would like to speak that driver as well.

The victim hasn't been identified.


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