Search continues for driver who struck, killed elderly man

January 21, 2013 1:27:04 PM PST
Detectives are searching for the driver who struck and killed an 89-year-old man and didn't stop to help the victim.

It happened around 7:35pm Thursday in the 12900 block of Beaumont Highway.

Deputies say the victim, Natividad Hernandez, was trying to cross the eastbound lanes of the highway when he was struck by a truck. The driver didn't stop to help the 89-year-old man. Instead, the person behind the wheel kept going and took the southbound exit on the Beltway.

Hernandez was transported in critical condition to an area hospital but later died.

The suspect's truck was described only as a commercial vehicle, possibly a truck with a flatbed trailer.

Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at (713) 222-TIPS (8477).

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.

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