Authorities seek fatal hit-and-run driver

HOUSTON This happened on Westheimer near Fountainview around 1:30am. Houston police say the victim was not in a crosswalk and attempted to cross Westheimer when he was hit by a dark blue or black pickup truck. The male victim, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

The driver took off. Officers are checking to see if cameras at a nearby shopping center caught the accident. The driver could face charges for failing to stop.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Hit and Run Unit at 713-247-4065 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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