Pedestrian fatally struck by van in SE Houston

Two pedestrians were struck, one fatally, by a van in southeast Houston.

September 15, 2010 10:54:35 AM PDT
A man was hit and killed while walking along the road in southeast Houston last night. It happened around 8:30pm on Old Galveston Road at Palmcroft. Police say two men were walking on the shoulder when they were hit by a white van. One of the pedestrians, a 31-year-old man, died. The other man, 29, was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital and is in serious, but stable condition.

Police say there is poor lighting in the area and the driver claims he never saw them. Police say alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this accident.

No charges have been filed at this time as the investigation is continuing.

Old Galveston Road was closed for nearly three hours while police investigated.