Boy dies after being struck by vehicle in W. Houston

A child was struck by an oncoming vehicle last night and died from his injuries.

October 4, 2012 8:30:44 AM PDT
A boy died after being hit by a car in west Houston.

Investigators say the victim identified as Desmond Thomas, 11, wandered out onto the feeder road around 7:40pm of the Katy Freeway near Oak Stream when he was hit by a car. He was transported to Texas Children's Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say the driver of a gray Lincoln Navigator was traveling westbound on the Katy Freeway service road when Desmond ran into traffic. The driver was unable to avoid the accident.

According to police, the driver did not show any signs of intoxication or impairment at the scene. He was questioned and released.

The accident remains under investigation.

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