Pedestrian fatally struck by hit-and-run driver

Authorities are trying to track down a driver who fled from the scene of a fatal hit-and-run accident.

October 3, 2011 10:18:34 AM PDT
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in east Houston.

It happened on the feeder road of the East Freeway at Federal around 2:30am. Police say a witness told police the victim was seen running from a business parking lot at 11927 East Freeway into the westbound lanes of the service road. The male had crossed to the far left lane when he was struck by a green pickup truck.

The driver of the pickup, unknown make and model, did not stop and continued westbound on the feeder road. The accident remains under investigation.

The male victim, 48, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

Anyone with information on this case or the whereabouts of the pickup truck's driver is urged to contact the HPD Vehicular Crimes Division at 713-247-4072 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.